Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) was implemented in mid-2012, in response to the tireless efforts of undocumented students who have struggled for more than a decade for the opportunity to remain in the United States to pursue an education. As hundreds of thousands of young immigrants receive DACA grants, the benefits of the program are receiving greater scrutiny and in some cases causing confusion. Here, we pause to review six key issues now affecting DACA holders: international travel; renewing DACA; public benefits; driver’s licenses/IDs; funding for higher education; and employment-related concerns.

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