Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Reproductive Justice

On June 15, 2012, the Obama Administration announced a new policy, called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), that allows undocumented youth who meet specific requirements to apply for a two-year protection, or deferral, from removals (deportations) and apply for work authorization. When the policy was announced, the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH) joined the immigrant and immigrant women’s rights communities to celebrate the decision, while recognizing that the policy does not create a path to citizenship for immigrant Latinas, or diminish the need to pass the DREAM Act that expands opportunities for all immigrant Latinas.

(October 2012)