Your next door neighbor. Your friend from the gym. Your co-worker, doctor, lawyer, hair stylist—these are people from our communities who we know and love. And, they are DACA recipients.
DACA, or the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, was introduced in 2012 by President Barack Obama to stop the deportation of people who were brought into the U.S. as children. Though the program does not provide a pathway to citizenship, the status is renewable and lasts two years at a time.