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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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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US Immigrants in Los Angeles Fear of Trump’s Chasers

DREAM Team LA activists sat down with Der Spiegel, Germany's top news agency, to talk about the undocumented realities under President Trump. Originally published in Spiegel Online http://www.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/donald-trump-versetzt-einwanderer-in-angst-das-sagen-menschen-in-los-angeles-a-1138304.html {Translated from German} US immigrants in Los Angeles fear of Trump's Chasers Raids, mass arrests, deportations: Knallhart is implementing Donald Trump's immigration policy. Ma...
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