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Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals & the Dream Act

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program provided protections from deportations and the ability to work and attend school for more than 800,000 young immigrants.

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program provided protections from deportations and the ability to work and attend school for more than 800,000 young immigrants. In September 2017, the Trump administration cancelled this program, removing DACA recipients’ (commonly referred to as “Dreamers”) legal status and leaving them vulnerable to deportation.

UUSC and our partners and allies continue to advocate for passage of a clean Dream Act, which would create a pathway to citizenship for over 2.1 million undocumented young immigrants who came to the United States as children, without additional anti-immigrant provisions that harm our communities, such as billions of dollars to expand the border wall, more immigration detention centers, or restrictions to diversity visas and family-based migration.

 

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