What is DACA?
Today we answer a very important question of: what is DACA? Deferred Action of Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is, technically, currently, a program that offers a path for temporary protection from deportation and removal.
DACA was introduced in 2012 by then President Barack Obama. Designed so that it would shield those brought here as children from deportation, it was created to be a means for them to be alleviated from immigration consequences and figure out a way to stay lawfully. DACA was renewable, lasting two years at a time. The program did not provide a way for the participant to earn citizenship.
Participation in DACA currently comes with a very large range of benefits. Along with permission to remain in the country, DACA participants can get work permits, through which many participants obtain health insurance from their jobs.
The ability to work allows them to pay for things such as school, higher education and, in some states, they can even drive legally. The program was a helping hand to these children and adults who otherwise were not able to help themselves or participate in American society legally.
We talk about DACA above as if it is gone. Technically, it is still active by court order, but the Trump administration is seeking to abolish it. Currently they accept DACA applications for those who qualify, but that may soon end. If you or a loved one qualify, now is the time to apply.
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