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DACA success stories provide strong support to create a path to legal status for undocumented immigrants #PositivelyImmigration #DACA

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) has been a controversial policy ever since Obama brought it about via executive order in 2012. DACA is not perfect by any means. It is limited to individuals who entered the United States within a certain time period and before he or she turned 16, among various other requirements. Click here to see all of the DACA eligibility requirements.

Although DACA does not provide a path to a green card, it has been a saving grace for many young undocumented immigrants. DACA has enabled these individuals to apply for financial aid and go to college and to work in the U.S. legally.

The existence of DACA is at risk pending the outcome of the next election. As an executive order, the next President can completely due away with the program, leave it be or attempt to change it. While the constitutionality of the DACA extension and of DAPA (Deferred Action for Parent Arrivals) remains a question mark due to the infamous non-decision of the U.S. Supreme Court in U.S. v. Texas, 579 U.S. _____ (2016), the initial DACA program has had an overall positive impact on the United States.

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Interested in learning more about how DACA has helped ambitious and resilient undocumented immigrants? See, "Immigrants Fuel Innovation. America Should Not Was Their Potential, " featured in Wired magazine.


Find out if you are eligible for DACA - Contact the experienced immigration attorneys at The Shapiro Law Firm, LLC, today!