DACA

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DACA

Mark Martin, contributor

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DACA is an organization that helps fight for undocumented individual’s rights. DACA stands for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. DACA is also an American immigration policy, that allows individuals that were brought to the U.S as children. As adults, they’re eligible to receive two years of deferred action from deportation and then eligible for a work permit.

To be eligible for this program the individual must have neither a felony or any serious misdemeanor on their record.  This policy was announced back on June 15th, 2012 by President Barack Obama; the DACA policy does not provide citizenship individuals known as Dreamers. The U.S.began accepting applications for this program on August 15, 2012.

Some impacts include an increase in the wages and labor force of eligible individuals and reduced the number of undocumented immigrant households living in poverty. Studies have also shown that there is a correlation of increased mental health outcomes to eligible immigrants and their children due to DACA. The U.S. economy also benefits from DACA immigrates.

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