The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program has been a definitive success. Since its creation five years ago, it has allowed nearly 800,000 Dreamers (young people who came to this country as children) to attend school, support their families, buy homes, begin careers, contribute to their communities, and pursue their dreams. Here in Minnesota, over 6,000 Dreamers live in our communities and call Minnesota home. The program had widespread support and nearly 78 percent of American voters agree that Dreamers should be allowed to stay in the country.
President Trump announced back in September that he was ending the DACA program. Applications for eligible renewals closed earlier in October. For now, DACA recipients have full access to all of their benefits until their DACA status expires, which can happen as early as March 2018. Congress is working on a permanent solution so that DACA recipients can continue to live, work, and stay a part of our communities.
Join the ACLU as we advocate for DACA recipients in our continued fight for humane and just immigration reform for all immigrant families and communities.