First introduced in 2012 by then-President Obama, DACA was a program meant as a stopgap measure that would shield from deportation people who were brought into the United States as children. Even though the program did not provide a pathway to citizenship, it gave a range of benefits, such as work permits — through which many obtained health insurance from their employers — as well as higher education to drive legally. Since taking office in 2017, President Trump and Congress have been at odds on what to do for "Dreamers," and overall immigration reform.
- JUNE 2018
- Etty Grossman and Hiram Henriquez