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Talking Points and Other Resources on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

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Talking Points and Other Resources on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

September 26, 2017

Launched in 2012 by the Obama administration, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)  was meant to address the uncertain status of thousands of young people brought to this country as infants or children by granting eligible recipients temporary permission to stay in the United States and obtain work permits​​​. On Sept. 5, the Trump administration announced that it was rescinding DACA. The policy will be phased out over six months, giving Congress an opportunity to enshrine it in law. 

​These talking points can be used as background information in discussing the status of DACA with members of Congress and others.

For more information, see this infographic (click to enlarge and download the full PDF):

 
 
 

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