DACA is a program that stands for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. DACA was a program organized by former President Barack Obama in 2012. This plan allows undocumented immigrants who came to the US under the age of 16, also known as Dreamers, to apply for protection from deportation. DACA allows them a temporary amnesty from deportation, and they have permission to work, study, and get a driver’s licenses.
The DACA program is not a law. This means that the President of the United States can terminate this plan at any given time. Trump’s administration recently announced that DACA would end in six months if Congress can’t find a more permanent solution. According to the Department of Homeland Security, DACA will be phased out, with an official termination coming at the end of the six-month deadline unless a new solution is passed by Congress.
There are many questions about what President Trump may do with the DACA program, but there are not a lot of answers. If this plan is terminated, young people who are in the DACA program could be deported from the country they call home.