Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is an immigration policy from 2012 that has protected many young undocumented immigrants from deportation and allowed them to work legally. The current administration has taken steps to end this policy.
“We are talking about the ruptures that could happen in countless families if DACA is not extended,” Dean Luis H. Zayas told the Council of Contemporary Families. “We are talking about kids who are Americans, for all intents and purposes, and who will be subject to deportation. That’s simply going to be a very painful thing for many people. And it will cut across generations because some young adults with DACA status are the parents of U.S. citizen-children.”
Read the full interview.