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File #: 17-0940    Name: Dreamer and DACA Program
Type: General Agenda Item Status: Consent Agenda
File created: 9/6/2017 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 9/12/2017 Final action:
Title: Receive a recommendation from the Board of Supervisors' Legislative Committee regarding the adoption of a Resolution supporting "Dreamers" and the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program. (REVISED RESOLUTION SUBMITTED VIA SUPPLEMENTAL)
Attachments: 1. Board Report, 2. 2017-09-12 Reso - DACA Program and Dreamers, 3. REVISED 2017-09-12 Reso - DACA Program and Dreamers Rev, 4. Completed Board Order and Resolution
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Receive a recommendation from the Board of Supervisors' Legislative Committee regarding the adoption of a Resolution supporting "Dreamers" and the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program. (REVISED RESOLUTION SUBMITTED VIA SUPPLEMENTAL)
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RECOMMENDATION:
It is recommended that the Board of Supervisors receive a recommendation from the Legislative Committee regarding the adoption of a Resolution supporting "Dreamers" and the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program.

SUMMARY:
On September 5, 2017, President Trump declared that he will repeal the Deferred Action of Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program after a six-month period. The DACA Program has allowed over 230,000 undocumented residents of California who entered the U.S. as minors to apply to receive legal work permits and to significantly contribute to our nation's economic growth. The California Dream Act of 2011 has afforded over 20,000 undocumented students "Dreamers" access to quality higher education in order to contribute further to our society.

DISCUSSION:
The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) initiative was announced by President Obama, and implemented in a memorandum by the Secretary of Homeland Security, on June 15, 2012. The memorandum authorized an administrative program that permitted certain individuals who came to the United States as undocumented juveniles to request a temporary reprieve from removal known as "deferred action." Whether a requesting individual receives deferred action and eligibility for work authorization under DACA is at the discretion of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Qualifying individuals may request DACA if they came to the United States before the age of 16; are under age 31; are currently in school or have graduated, obtained a GED, or have been honorably discharged from the U.S. Armed Forces; have continuously resided in the United States since June 15, 2007; have not been convicted of a felony, "signifi...

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