Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

Protester in front of the U.S. Supreme Court holds a sign that reads, "Defend DACA."

Supreme Court Appears Divided Over Fate of DACA

The Trump administration wants to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which protects roughly 700,000 young people from deportation. Will SCOTUS let it?

Judge Orders Trump Administration to Fully Restore DACA

Judge Orders Trump Administration to Fully Restore DACA

He concluded that the Department of Homeland Security did not provide a “coherent explanation” for terminating the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals immigration program.

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Proposed Immigration Measure Would Bypass Border Wall Funding

Meanwhile, some lawmakers consider postponing a permanent solution for DACA recipients.

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Democrats Pan Trump's Dreamer Framework as 'Anti-Immigrant'

Republican immigration hawks join chorus of criticism as the president prepares to address immigration overhaul in his first State of the Union address.

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UPDATE: Government Shutdown Officially Ends, Fate of 'Dreamers' Remains Uncertain

Democrats reached an agreement with Republicans in exchange for a promise to take up legislation on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which shields some young immigrants from deportation.

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'Baldo' Cartoonist On Why He Introduced a DACA Storyline

Hector Cantú believes it is his responsibility not to have his comic strip’s Latinx family living in a “fantasy land.”  

Immigration activists protest On Capitol Hill calling on Congress to pass Clean Dream Act

Federal Government Hurtles Toward Shutdown as Lawmakers Refuse to Budge on Immigration

Democrats appear determined to block a spending measure that would keep the federal government running unless it contains protections for young immigrants enrolled in DACA

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Dizzying Week of Dialogue Over Immigration Still Leaves Democrats and Republicans Far Apart

The White House fumes over DACA ruling, while Congress debates a deal for Dreamers and comprehensive reform.

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Federal Judge Halts Termination of DACA Program

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program was set to expire on March 5.

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The New Normal: Fear and Loathing as Immigration Policy

It only took President Donald Trump one week in office to turn fear into a policy provision.

Young activists hold up signs that say We are Powerful and Clean Dream Act Now outside in Washington D.C.

Activists Urge Congress to Pass the Dream Act

There are 800,000 young people at risk of deportation if Congress does not enact a permanent solution soon.

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Photo Essay: Thousands of Activists March Through New York City to #DefendDACA

Just days after the Trump administration announced its decision to end DACA, thousands of immigrants and their allies rallied in protest and solidarity outside the Trump International Hotel and Tower in New York City.

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VIDEO: Angry and Unafraid, 'DREAMers' Denounce Trump's Decision to End DACA

Hundreds of ‘DREAMers’ descended on Trump Tower in New York City to declare that they are “undocumented and unafraid” of the Trump administration’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

People stand together as they hold a vigil to support President Barack Obama's immigration executive action on April 18, 2016 in Miami, Florida. The order is now being rescinded under the Trump administration.

Trump Administration Keeps DACA in Place But Revokes DAPA

DAPA, the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents program, was created to keep families together but never took effect because it was tied up in litigation.

Graphic: "We are a nation of immigrants. #SaveDACA."

DREAMers Share Their Stories Via #SaveDACA

“We don’t need a wall. We need to take millions of undocumented people out of the shadows.”

The Latest Attack on Immigration Reform

Here’s how Republicans plan to destroy Obama’s executive order in the courts.

Here's How DACA Will Be Expanded Under Obama

The program’s expansion will take 90 days to implement.

DACA Renewal Will Be Expensive and Confusing

The quick part of an easy fix is running out.

Deadline Looming for Scholarship for Undocumented Students

The Golden Door Scholars program covers tuition, room and board for four-year degrees for DACA-eligible youth.

Applying for DACA? There's an App for That

Undocumented youth can get tips on applying for deferred action right from their cell phones.