Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

Under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, certain undocumented immigrants who came to the United States before age 16 were made eligible for two years’ relief from deportation. However, DACA has never been a path to U.S. permanent residence, and is only temporary. What's more, the Trump Administration tried to limit or cancel this program, and in 2021 a federal court ruled it illegal and blocked new applications. Nevertheless, under the Biden Administration, people who already have DACA can continue to hold their work permits. Congress is still discussing a permanent legislative solution. Learn more here.

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