Report Released on Deferred Action (DACA) Program

In recognition of the two-year anniversary of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program on June 15th, Appleseed and eight of their Centers has released a complete analysis of the program, A DREAM Deferred: From DACA to Citizenship. The report includes advice to improve the DACA program as well as plans to employ a more permanent immigration reform solution. Over several months, Appleseed’s partners at law firm Akin Gump conducted interviews with numerous lawyers representing DACA applicants as well as with applicants themselves.  Appleseed recommends the United States integrate a strategy of outreach and organizing, communications, policy and law to provide high-quality legal assistance on a broad scale.