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Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

What is DACA?

DACA refers to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals that was announced by the Secretary of Homeland Security on June 15, 2012. DACA provides people who came to the United States as children and meet several guidelines the opportunity to request consideration of deferred action for a period of two years, subject to renewal. Those who meet these criteria and received DACA status are called Dreamers.

On September 5, 2017, the Trump administration announced that the DACA Program is ending. DACA has provided safety and security to 800,000 young Dreamers, who now face uncertain futures in the U.S., the country they call home.

To learn more about DACA, visit the U.S. Citizenship and Immigrating Services Website.

(Sources: USCIS.gov and CCCO.edu)

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