The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (“DACA”) program was created in 2012 and allowed certain young people, who came to the U.S. as children, to apply for work authorization and protection from deportation.
DACA recipients must meet a series of strict criteria, are required to pass an extensive background check as part of the application process, and must renew their application every two years to remain in the program.
DACA recipients across the country are living in fear and uncertainty, from court case to court case. Only Congress can provide a permanent legislative solution, so unless Members of Congress take action, hundreds of thousands of young people will be ripped from their loved ones, their communities, and their jobs, with devastating consequences for their lives, and for the U.S. economy.
DACA recipients deserve to stay in the only home they’ve ever known. Take the pledge and support a pathway to citizenship #ForOurFamilies.