Undocumented Students Benefit in First Year of Deferred Action

English: The logo of U.S. Citizenship and Immi...

English: The logo of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (English) Español: El logotipo del Servicio de Ciudadanía e Inmigración de los Estados Unidos (Inglés) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals – known to many simply as DACA – marked its anniversary on August 15.

Created via executive order by President Barack Obama, the two-year program gives eligible undocumented immigrants temporary protection from deportation.

More than half a million young undocumented immigrants applied for deferred action between August 2012 and July 2013, according to the most recent figures from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

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