The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals or DACA has recently been cancelled by President Trump. This decision is going to affect the many immigrants registered under this past Obama policy that was enacted in June 2012.
DACA provided many benefits to a group of people called the Dreamers who are undocumented immigrants who entered America at a young age by their parents. This policy helped them by allowing them to get social security numbers which allowed them to work. Additionally, DACA gave them the ability to get a drivers license.
H. Kenny Nienhusser, an Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership, has done some research on how DACA affected various immigrant families. He found that DACA has dampened the educational opportunities for these people.
Congress now has six months to figure out what to do with the people who were previously registered under DACA.Back to Main Page