DACA – FAQs

What is DACA? DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) is a temporary program that allows undocumented youth the opportunity to apply for a 2-year renewable work authorization card and provide relief from deportation for that period. Over a million young people applied and about 800,000 were accepted. It does not provide a pathway to citizenship, only a temporary work permit, and it does not prevent deporation. It is an Obama-era policy brought about by the activism of undocumented youth i...
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PRESS STATEMENT: Dreamer College Graduation Class of 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 10, 2017 Contact: info@dreamteamla.org Dreamer College Graduation Class of 2017 The college undocumented student Dreamer graduation for 2017 is significant this year for several reasons, they are the first graduating class to attend all four years of university under a fully implemented California Dream Act (AB130/AB131) that provides private and state financial college aid, and they also graduate under a climate that both welcomes their labor under DACA (Defer...
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College Graduation 2017

Karen Zapien is the Chief Policy Analyst for DREAM Team Los Angeles. She was invited to speak at the DREAMer graduation commencement at California State University Fullerton where she graduated this year with a BA in Business Administration Accounting. These are her reflections. I think about the traditional American university graduation ceremonies, the usual speeches, that I am beyond honored and genuinely happy to be part of such a strong, educated, and caring college community. That my ...
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