: Why DACA Works and DAPA Matters: 1 Year After the President’s Executive Action Announcement
On November 20, 2014, the president announced a series of executive actions designed to improve our broken immigration system consistent with existing law. The most prominent actions involved the expansion of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, and the creation of Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents, or DAPA. Together with the original DACA initiative, these two efforts could extend temporary protection from deportation and work authorization to 5 million unauthorized immigrants.
Please join the Center for American Progress Action Fund for a panel discussion with key leaders and analysts on where we are with DACA and DAPA one year after the announcement. We’ll discuss the positive impact of the 2012 DACA policy, the state of play with regard to the lawsuit blocking implementation of DAPA and expanded DACA, and why implementation of these policies is urgently needed for our society and economy. We’ll also discuss a new report that identifies the potential electoral impact of U.S. citizen family members of DAPA-eligible people, or DAPA-affected voters.