The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) was enacted to provide relief for children brought to the US. It protected our young people, who have never known any other home, from deportation and gave them an opportunity to legally work for a renewable period of two years. The current administration is rescinding DACA protections on March 5th of next year; Congress must act before this March 5, 2018, deadline.

The DREAM Act (Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act) currently in Congress would once again protect the over 800,000 Dreamers that are under the DACA program and would permit other Dreamers to apply for the same protections. It would also provide a path to permanent residency and eventual citizenship.

Getting Congress to pass the DREAM Act before December 22nd when the government will lose funding is our best opportunity to get this crucial legislation passed.

For more information see dreamers.fwd.us