August 15, 2017
Five years ago, President Barack Obama, through an executive action, implemented the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA). The program provided deferred action from deportation for undocumented people who entered the country as minors and met certain criteria.
Since the program’s implementation, 800,000 undocumented people have qualified for deportation relief. As a result, these hard-working Americans have been able to apply for work permits, allowing them to provide for their families, and attend school. Without question, DACA has provided these individuals with an opportunity to work toward the American dream.
Today, the program is under threat as Texas and other states have threatened to file suit if the President fails to rescind the program by September 5, 2017. The program has benefited countless families, and we need your help to keep the program in place.