How DACA Has Transformed The Lives Of Dreamers — And Their Communities
Today, the 643,000 DACA recipients in the United States can breathe a little easier.
After the Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision allowing the Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals Program to remain in place, calling the Trump administration’s rescinding of the program “arbitrary and capricious”, it’s been a cause for celebration—if a cautious one— by advocates and the “Dreamers”.
Since the program was announced in 2012, DACA has been a lifeline for immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children. Their two-year permits allow them to work and defers deportation. And, depending on state law, DACA status can mean access to a slew of other benefits, such as in-state college tuition, drivers’ licenses and health insurance.