DACA – Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals
President Obama put DACA in place in 2012; President Trump is set to announce its end six months from now.
Our Beacon Press published a great book about the “Dreamers” – those immigrant children brought here illegally and who are now adults and want to stay. The Pew Research Center estimated that up to 1.7 million people might be eligible. As of June 2016, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) had received 844,931 initial applications for DACA status, of which 741,546 (88%) were approved.
This young generation has begun organizing, and with their rallying cry “Undocumented, Unapologetic, and Unafraid” they are the newest face of the human rights movement.
In Dreamers: An Immigrant Generation’s Fight for their American Dream, author Eileen Truax illuminates the stories of these men and women who are living proof of a complex and sometimes hidden political reality that calls into question what it truly means to be American.
Come check out this book and others at your Beacon Bookstore.