DACA Program Protected by Supreme Court
Today, CNN reported the Supreme Court’s 5-4 ruling against the Trump Administration’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
The DACA program—established by the Obama administration in 2012—has helped keep young undocumented immigrants from deportation while providing them work authorization. According to CNN, DACA “is available to any undocumented immigrant who came to the U.S. under the age of 16, who had lived in the U.S. since at least June of 2007, was enrolled in high school or graduated and had not been convicted of certain offenses.”
Currently, DACA protects about 650,000 recipients in the U.S.—81 percent of whom were born in Mexico. The Supreme Court’s ruling allows recipients to continue to renew their membership in the program and remain in the U.S. for the time being.
As an agency dedicated to ensuring all youth have the opportunity to thrive, ASCI stands with all young Dreamers across the country who have this opportunity through the DACA program.