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.
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.