Stories highlight Oregonians whose lives benefited from the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program
Salem, Ore. – Since its announcement by President Obama on June 15th, 2012, nearly 700,000 immigrant youth nationwide — 11,631 in Oregon — have applied for and received DACA, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals – allowing them to work and study in the United States while being temporarily protected from deportation.
To celebrate the third anniversary of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, Causa is releasing four stories from Oregonians whose lives were changed by DACA at www.causaoregon.org/DACAworks.
“Three years in, we’ve seen the positive changes that DACA has had on the lives of hundreds of thousands of people, from being able to work legally and further contribute to our communities, to going back to school, buying their first car, or starting a new job, DACA has changed lives,” said Andrea Miller, Causa's Executive Director. “DACA is a model of what further deferred action programs for parents can look like, and it’s been a vast step forward for our country.”
“DACA has resulted in nearly 700,000 immigrant youth success stories nationwide – 11,631 in Oregon alone. We encourage young people to explore if they can benefit from DACA by visiting www.oregonimmigrationresource.org."
“DACA has shown us the kind of positive impact that deferred action programs can have for individuals, their families, and the entire community. We must and will have deferred action for immigrant parents of U.S. born and legal permanent resident children.”