- 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.