Expansion of DACA

In 2012, President Obama creates a new policy for immigration, Deferred Action for Childhood arrivals (DACA). DACA functions as an administrative relief from deportation for young adults who came to the United States as children. In 2014, DACA expands, giving more undocumented folks the opportunity to benefit from it’s protection, in addition to the parents of undocumented children. DACA allows undocumented immigrants, who qualify, to hold employment. The progress of DACA is directly linked to the organizing work that takes place on a local-level by Chinook Fund grantees and coalitions that work tirelessly to inform lawmakers of issues in their communities.