What Is DACA? And Where Does It Stand Now?

This article contains commentary from Shoba Sivaprassad Wahdia, a member of the Presidents’ Alliance Legal Advisory Council.


President Biden moved to strengthen the DACA program on his first day in office. But the court ruling in Texas introduced uncertainty anew for the hundreds of thousands of people who have been able to raise families, buy homes and work at jobs in their fields of study.

“While DACA itself has really been life-changing for those who have received it, at the same time it is a type of protection that is tenuous,” said Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia, a legal scholar who has written two books about immigration policy.

“As we think about durability and the long-term plan to allow Dreamers to thrive, that has to include a solution that goes beyond DACA,” Ms. Wadhia said.

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