Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) provides young undocumented students and veterans who grew up in the United States with temporary relief and protection from deportation and the ineligibility to work. More than 740,000 young people (commonly known as DREAMers) have received DACA protection and recipients live in almost every state.
Because DACA is not law, but only an executive action, the protections in place for nearly 1 million young students and veterans can be easily changed or terminated at any time by the Trump administration.
Congress can protect students and workers under DACA protection by passing the Bar Removal of Individuals who Dream and Grow our Economy (BRIDGE) Act. The legislation would allow young immigrants to keep living and working in the United States, while Congress continues to work on a more permanent solution toward reforming our immigration system.
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