November 25, 2014

Reformed Our Immigration System

On November 21, 2014, the President established the White House Task Force on New Americans—a government-wide effort tasked with better integrating immigrants and refugees into American communities.

In June of 2012 the President implemented the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy for young undocumented people who came to the U.S. as children in an effort to better focus enforcement resources. Since its establishment, the Department of Homeland Security has approved close to 740,000 DACA requests on a case-by-case basis. More than 526,000 individuals have also successfully renewed DACA.

Dreaming of Deferred Action
Jaime Rangel tells his youth pastor Zab Mendez about discovering his undocumented status in high school and what it meant for him to get his Deferred Action for Children Arrivals (DACA) certification.
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