Celebrating 10 Years of DACA

Over the past decade, DACA has delivered lasting protections for hundreds of thousands of immigrants pursuing the American dream.

For 10 years, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) has allowed more than 825,000 young undocumented Americans who call our nation home to pursue the American dream. While DACA has opened doors to exciting opportunities by serving as critical relief from deportation and providing access to work authorization, it is time to create a pathway to citizenship for all Dreamers.

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Trinh Q. Truong

Policy Analyst, Immigration

Nicole Svajlenka

Senior Fellow


Hai-Lam Phan

Senior Director, Creative

Ala Al Sadi

Former Video Producer

Daniel Turner

Former Events Video Producer

Toni Pandolfo

Video Producer, Production

James Mertz


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