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Post-DACA: How Congress Can Replace Obama's Program And Make It Even Better

Helping DACA recipients stay on the right side of the law is smart policy and economically beneficial to the U.S.

President Barack Obama shows the Resolute Desk to a group of DREAMers in February 2015 following their Oval Office meeting about how they have benefited from DACA. Photo by Pete Souza/White House Archives.

President Trump has asked Congress to do what former President Obama and his Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program could not: provide permanent protection from deportation for more than 1 million undocumented immigrants brought to this country as young children by their parents.

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