Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Definition
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is a U.S. immigration policy that allows some individuals brought to the country as children and who remain with unlawful presence in the U.S., to receive a renewable two-year period of deferred action from deportation.
These young men and women, sometimes referred to as Dreamers, may become eligible for a work permit in the U.S. To be eligible for the program, recipients cannot have felonies or serious misdemeanors on their records. DACA does not provide a path to citizenship for recipients.