The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals – DACA Program is a special immigration program designed to allow certain individuals who did not violate immigration and customs laws on purpose to continue to live and work in the United States.
DACA benefits children and youth who entered the United States before June 15th 2007 and were younger tan 16 years old when entered the country. This characteristics show that the youth who were brought to the United States during that period, did not make that decision on purpose, thus not violating the law on purpose, therefore they should receive some benefits:
Among the most important benefits that DACA offers are:
- Work Permit
- Social Security Card
- NY State ID or Driver’s License
- “In-state” tuition rates