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 the March 5th deadline when these young people who provided their contact information in exchange for protection will be subject to deportation.

For more information see dreamers.fwd.us