Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is the process that offers relief from removal for undocumented residents who meet certain conditions. When parents and families are approved through DACA, they are able to work legally. They also do not need to worry about being immediately deported. Those who received DACA approval in 2012 will need to reapply for another two-year period.
Use this toolkit from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to learn more about DACA eligibility. It outlines the process new and current DACA recipients need to follow to apply. Agencies who work with undocumented residents can use this toolkit to raise awareness about DACA and its process. It offers tips around the critical reapplication process for people who were DACA-approved in 2012. Select this link for the complete version of the DACA Toolkit: Resources for Community Partners [PDF, 969KB]
Source: Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center
Available at: http://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/hslc/tta-system/family/for-families/Inside%20Head%20Start/Advocacy%20and%20Education/DeferredActionf.htm