Since its introduction in 2012, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program has provided protection from removal and work authorization to approximately 800,000 individuals. These Dreamers are young people who have met strict eligibility criteria and undergone background checks in order to apply with the Department of Homeland Security. An estimated 700,000 Dreamers are currently working for U.S. employers. In 2017, the Trump administration moved to terminate the program in its entirety. Legal challenges ensued, and, on June 18, 2020, the Supreme Court ruled that the administration's termination of the program was unlawful.
BAL has created this DACA resource center to help you understand the legal issues and provide answers to common questions, real-time updates and expert legal analysis from our attorneys.