Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

Definition

A 2012 federal program allowing noncitizens who arrived in the United States as children, have clean criminal records, and meet various educational or military requirements to apply for work status and defer deportation for renewable two-year periods. The government sought to rescind DACA and deport noncitizens who immigrated as children in 2017.

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