DACA Worker’s Rights Guide

On July 28, 2020 the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a new memorandum that severely limited
the DACA program. Under the new memorandum, DHS stated they would reject all initial applications for DACA,
limit when advance parole could be approved, and reduce the time of protection from deportation from two
years to one year. Because of these changes and attacks, immigrant youth and allies are working tirelessly to
inform the community of the new changes and the rights they have despite them. In light of this, many questions
have surfaced about DACA workers’ rights. This guide is meant to answer some of the most common questions
regarding DACA recipients and their rights in the workplace.

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