DACA

  • 10.19.17

    Why We Must All Fight for the Dream Act.

    By repealing DACA - Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals - Trump has endangered both these young immigrants and the economic security of America....

    By repealing DACA – Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals – Trump has endangered both these young immigrants and the economic security of America.

  • 09.06.17

    DACA Explained

    This Vox video gives an overview of DACA: Its history, who is eligible for DACA, and the protections that those individuals receive when they become DACA recipients. It also describes the events that led to the Trump Administration revoking the program in September of 2017. The video ends with a few statistics de...

    This Vox video gives an overview of DACA: Its history, who is eligible for DACA, and the protections that those individuals receive when they become DACA recipients.

    It also describes the events that led to the Trump Administration revoking the program in September of 2017.

    The video ends with a few statistics describing how DACA has changed the lives of those involved in the program:

    • 69% got a job with better pay

    • 61% opened their first bank account

    • 65% bought their first car

    • 65% pursued educational opportunities they previously couldn't

    "When those protections expire over the next weeks, months or years, they will be back where they started before 2012: unable to work legally and constantly at risk for deportation." 

    Tags: Immigration, DACA
  • 09.05.17

    Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Discusses DACA with Maui Recipients, Examines Eroding Maui Infrastructure

    Immigration reform has been one of Rep. Tulsi Gabbard's top priorities throughout her time in Congress. On Friday, she held a roundtable discussion with Maui recipients of DACA to discuss upcoming changes to the program....

    Immigration reform has been one of Rep. Tulsi Gabbard’s top priorities throughout her time in Congress. On Friday, she held a roundtable discussion with Maui recipients of DACA to discuss upcoming changes to the program. 

  • 08.01.16

    DACA at Four: Participation in the Deferred Action Program and Impacts on Recipients

    This issue brief looks at the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The DACA program is "an Obama administration initiative that began on August 15, 2012." It is designed to help individuals who were children when they were brought to this country and "since its launch, DACA has provided a two-year...Read More

    Tags: DACA, Immigration