DACA turned 10 years old and its future is uncertain

During this first decade, more than 8,250,000 people have benefited from the DACA program and currently some 611,470 people have it, according to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS).

New York City Council/John McCarten

Advocates and council members during a DACA press conference in 2018.

On June 15, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program turned 10 years old. In 2012, President Barack Obama signed the executive order creating the DACA program, which protects eligible immigrants who came to the United States as children from deportation after the Dream Act failed to pass.

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