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Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

Resources for communities working to protect this vital program.

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In June, the Supreme Court issued a ruling to uphold Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), a program that has provided temporary protection from deportation to more than 700,000 people who came to the U.S. as children.

This is a huge victory for DACA recipients, their families, and communities. 

Unfortunately, the struggle to save DACA is far from over, as the program continues to face challenges in the courts. We must continue to stand with DACA recipients, undocumented immigrant youth, and allies who have mobilized people across the country to protect DACA.

Tell Congress: Provide permanent protections to DACA recipients and create a roadmap to citizenship for all immigrants!


4 things you should know about changes to DACA

Here’s what you need to know and how you can stand with DACA recipients across the country.  


Video: What to know as a first-time DACA applicant

English: What to know when applying for DACA for the first time

 Following a court victory, USCIS has posted to its website that it will now be accepting...
Video: what to know as a first-time DACA applicant

Spanish: What to know when applying for DACA for the first time

 Following a court victory, USCIS has posted to its website that it will now be accepting...
Press release

DACA again under threat from Trump administration

“The Trump administration is disregarding the Supreme Court, putting 300,000 undocumented young people at risk of deportation, and using immigrants as political pawns in order to advance a xenophobic and racist ideology,” says AFSC's Peniel Ibe.


Supreme Court upholds DACA

"This decision is a victory for young people, their families, and our communities,” says AFSC's Peniel Ibe. "We know that the demands from Black and Brown people in this moment have played a key role in the victory and we stand in solidarity with everyone who worked to make this happen." 


The DACA decision gives me hope of seeing my loved ones again

When the Trump administration rescinded DACA in 2017, it barred recipients from traveling outside of the U.S., including to see sick family members or to bury loved ones. The Supreme Court ruling could change that.


Photos: Standing with DACA recipients at the Supreme Court and across the U.S.

On Nov. 12, 2019,thousands of DACA recipients and supporters rallied outside the Supreme Court—and many more stood in solidarity across the U.S. 


The fate of my DACA status is now in the hands of the Supreme Court

 AFSC organizer Itzel Hernandez shares her DACA story–and why she and many other DACA recipients are demanding Congress stand up for all immigrants.



Congress is considering legislation to protect TPS, DED, and DACA

When the Trump administration ended protections for over a million immigrants with DACA and Temporary Protected Status (TPS), communities mobilized to save these important programs.