DACA Update: What You Need to Know

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President Trump announced this week that the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program will end in six months.

Since 2012, DACA has provided deportation relief to undocumented youth who came to the country before the age of 16, as long as they met certain criteria.

NACAC was among several education organizations to speak out against Trump’s decision. In a statement released on Tuesday, the association said the move to eliminate DACA was a “regressive step that hurts many of America’s brightest, most vulnerable youth.”

NACAC has called on Congress to pass legislation that would offer continued protections for this group of immigrants, commonly known as Dreamers.

National media and the education press are closely monitoring the story as it develops. Coverage highlighted below explores how the elimination of DACA could affect students and schools:

Learn more about NACAC’s advocacy in support of undocumented students and encourage lawmakers to support the DREAM Act.

Admitted writer/editor Mary Stegmeir welcomes additional comments and story ideas at mstegmeir@nacacnet.org.

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