DACA is still in effect.
You can still renew, but Covid-19 has halted some processes. Find out more below:
The Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act was introduced in 2001 but never passed. Since then, ten more versions were introduced and, despite bipartisan support, failed to pass. Despite the different versions, the DREAM act "would have provided a pathway to legal status for undocumented youth who came to this country as children." The term is still used to refer to young undocumented immigrants. Many, but not all, have applied for and received DACA status. These are their stories.
Our kids are losing one of their best teachers — because he’s a ‘dreamer’
Fact Sheet: The dream act, DACA,and other policies designed to protect dreamers. (2019, September 3). American Immigration Council. Retrieved from https://www.americanimmigrationcouncil.org/research/dream-act-daca-and-other-policies-designed-protect-dreamers
The Times Editorial Board. (n.d.). American Dreamers. The New York Times. Retrieved from https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/projects/storywall/american-dreamers
Today I went to the office for the first time since we closed. And I got to pick up my #DACA work permit.— Eliana Fernández🦋 (@elianadreams) May 1, 2020
Thank you @MaketheRoadNY for making my renewal possible, for always being there to uplift my story, and having my back ✊🏾🦋#MayDay #HomeIsHere pic.twitter.com/5RdgdWAj0r
Powerful op-ed in @Suntimes from a DACA recipient & law student at @LoyolaChicago, about what’s at stake as SCOTUS considers President Trump’s cruel repeal of DACA. I met Fernanda last year—she’s an impressive & thoughtful person. It would be an American tragedy to deport her. https://t.co/7jm76D6k8O— Senator Dick Durbin (@SenatorDurbin) February 4, 2020
"This poster was commissioned by the National Educators Alliance in 2013 and distributed to teachers and classrooms around the country. This piece was a reinterpretation of my classic Migration is Beautiful image, originally created in 2012. The monarch butterfly represents the natural act that is migration. Human beings have been migrating since the beginning of time. We are a part of nature, and it is in our human nature to move, just as all other species move. This art piece encourages viewers to imagine a world without borders. It was especially powerful for teachers to put this poster up as a symbol of welcoming, particularly after the 2012 passage of DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) which benefitted hundreds of thousands of Dreamers . Like the monarch butterfly, human beings cross borders in search of safer habitats. Like the monarch butterfly, human beings cross borders in order to survive. Each wing in this butterfly shows a human profile."