The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program was established by President Obama via executive action in June 2012 to provide temporary relief from deportation and two-year work permits to qualified young adults who were brought to the United States as children. DACA unlocked countless economic opportunities for roughly 800,000 young people, 700,000 of whom are in the workforce and pay income taxes. In addition to providing work permits, DACA allows young immigrants to obtain driver's licenses, get health insurance, open bank accounts, pay taxes, enroll in college, take out mortgages and car loans, and provide for their families.
- How is DACA being eliminated?
- What does the elimination of DACA mean for our DACAmented corps members and alumni?
- How does Teach For America determine regional and subject placement?
- What fellowships or awards does Teach For America offer?
- Does Teach For America pay for my certification or master’s degree?