Definition #1 for "deferred action for childhood arrivals daca"
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA ) is an immigration policy by former United States President Barack Obama. The policy protects undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children, referred to as DREAMERs. The policy has been the subject of intense scrutiny from Republicans, who accused Obama of executive overreach when the plan was implemented. In 2017, President Donald Trump put the policy at the front of the country?s immigration debate, giving congress until March 5th, 2018 to sign DACA into law or allow it to expire.