DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals)

On June 15, 2012, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced a program, called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, for undocumented youth who meet a number of requirements. Youth granted DACA are protected from deportation for two years (subject to renewal), provided with a work permit, and in almost every state, DACAmented students can apply for a driver’s license.

Below you will find the latest resources on the terms and status of DACA. We also highlight many DACAmented AFT members, who tell their stories in their own words.

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Dreamers & TPS holders are part of the fabric of our nation—teachers, paraprofessionals, nurses, early childhood educators, university professors, and health professionals. They help bring our classrooms, college campuses and health care centers to life. 

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