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FAQs: Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

On June 15, 2012, President Barack Obama announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) would not deport certain DREAM Act–eligible undocumented youth. Under a directive from the secretary of DHS, these youth will be given a type of temporary permission to stay in the U.S. called “deferred action.” This program often is referred […]

What is Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals?

On June 15, 2012, President Obama announced a new Department ofHomeland Security (DHS) policy that allows some undocumented young people to apply for a way to: avoid being removed or deported fromtheUnited States; avoid being removed if already in removal proceedings/immigration court; and avoid being placed into removal proceedings. This policy is called Deferred Action for […]

Qualified Dreamers may begin to request consideration of deferred action for childhood arrivals on August 15, 2012

Today, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released important details about the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) process, which will temporarily allow some eligible youth to go to school and work without fear of deportation. The IPC estimates that roughly 936,930 undocumented youth between the ages of 15 and 30 might immediately qualify to apply for […]

Deferred Action Process for Young People Who Are Low Enforcement Priorities

Release Date: June 15, 2012 For Immediate Release Office of the Press Secretary WASHINGTON— Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano today announced that effective immediately, certain young people who were brought to the United States as young children, do not present a risk to national security or public safety, and meet several key criteria will be considered for […]