DACA Research Paper

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DACA is the acronym for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, a program initially created in 2012 by the Obama Administration following the young people that were brought into the
United States illegally by their parents. They either seeked temporary permission to avoid deportation and received permission to work, study and obtain their drivers licenses. DACA applicants are those under the protection of this program whom are of age of thirty one years or younger, either serve in the military, whom are attending school or colleges, have had no criminal records or ties to gang affiliations. They must comply with these requirements in order to apply for renewal of their stay in the United States. The DACA program was created
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The term DREAMers is derived from a legislative bill which was first introduced in 2001, called the
Development, Relief & Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act. It still has yet to be passed and approved by Congress to this day. Why was DACA created? It was created because the government was unable to find a legislative remedy to protect minors who were brought into this country by their parents through no fault of their own. The Obama administration created this DACA program by issuing an executive action order on June 2012. The conservative party accused President Obama of overstepping his authority, but did not bring up any legal ramifications. Will the DREAMers be forced to leave? Not immediately, for according to the Deparment of
Homeland Security DACA will be phased out, with an official ending in six months. United States
Citizenship Services (USCIS) will be processing all new applications received as of September 5,
2017 and stop accepting DREAMers whos work permits expire before March 5, 2018. DREAMers can apply for their two-year renewal, but they must meet the upcoming deadline of October 5, 2018.

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