Protect DACA

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) protects from deportation and permission to work for certain undocumented immigrants who arrived in the United States as children. The program is temporary, renewable, and does not include a path to citizenship. DACA recipients, or Dreamers, have deep ties in the United States and have contributed to the fabric of our community in every field and space imaginable. Most Dreamers arrived in the United States at the age of seven and are now well into their twenties. We fight for the extension of the DACA program and a pathway to citizenship for Dreamers who are Americans in every way but on paper.

$5.6 Billion

Amount contributed in taxes by the 643,560 current active DACA recipients. Note an additional $3.1 Billion contributed in state and local taxes by Dreamers each year.  

Approx. 21,760

 DACA recipients in Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia, a portion of which are parents to nearly 7K U.S.-born children.

Approx. 202,500 

DACA recipients who work on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic in essential jobs, keeping the country fed, educated, and cared for.

CASA, united with the majority of Americans across the country, believes in permanent protections for Dreamers. Dreamers should continue living, working, and contributing to the country they know as home. From leading roles in our healthcare system to educating our children, our country needs Dreamers now more than ever to help continue to keep our communities protected and thriving.

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