About the Campaign
We must stand with Dreamers.
Nearly 750,000 Dreamers currently receive critical deportation protections and work authorization under the 2012 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. DACA has allowed Dreamers to work in every industry and at nearly every single major company in America. These hardworking, young individuals are part of the fabric of our nation, but our broken immigration system has made their futures uncertain.
An April report from the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP) estimated that undocumented young people now enrolled in or eligible for DACA pay roughly $2 billion each year in state and local taxes. Creating a path to citizenship for DACA-eligible youth would increase their state and local tax payments by $505 million—for a total of $2.53 billion a year. No matter how you look at it, DACA has been a successful program on both humanitarian and economic grounds.
What We’re Fighting For