• The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program celebrated its 10th anniversary Wednesday.
  • The program was created in 2012 by then-President Barack Obama as a way to protect children of immigrants brought to this country at a young age.
  • More than 45 businesses and associations, including IBM, Uber and Microsoft, sent a letter to Congress calling on lawmakers to create a more permanent solution for DACA recipients.

Most people won’t be able to pick Amalia Rojas out of a New York City crowd: Young, educated, aspiring playwright, fluent English speaker.

But Rojas is one of thousands of immigrant children brought to the United States at a young age who took advantage of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, an Obama administration-era program that protects immigrant children from deportation. 

 

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