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Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals: A Resource Page

In June of 2012, the Obama administration announced that it would accept requests for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), an initiative designed to temporarily suspend the deportation of young people residing unlawfully in the U.S. who were brought to the United States as children, meet certain education requirements and generally match the criteria established under legislative proposals like the DREAM Act. The implementation of the program is being carefully monitored by the American Immigration Council. This resource page collects Council materials and statements, government resources, and other publications relating solely to DACA.

For information on the Deferred Action for Parents program, visit our Executive Action resource page.

Impact of the DACA Program:

The DACA Populations:

Background on DACA:

Government Resources on DACA:

Teleconferences on DACA:

  • Listen to experts discuss President Obama's announcement on deferred action for immigrant youth (June 2012)

Resources for DACA Recipients:

Background on Prosecutorial Discretion:

From Our Legal Action Center:

From the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA):

  • Read AILA's Consumer Advisory for young immigrants in English and Spanish (June 2012)

Related Blog Posts:

The DREAM Act:

  • For information on the DREAM Act, check out our resource page here.

Photo Courtesy of Neighborhood Centers.


Published On: Thu, Oct 25, 2012