Dreamers Face Thursday Deadline to Renew DACA Permits

By Bianca Bruno

Thousands of Dreamers scrambled over the weekend to renew their permits before the Thursday deadline, though what will happen to beneficiaries of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program when their permits expire is still uncertain.

DACA permits must be renewed every two years. More than 200,000 Dreamers hold permits that will expire this year, and another 275,000 will expire in 2018.

DACA, created by executive order by President Barack Obama in 2012, grants some people who were brought to the United States without authorization before their 16th birthday work permits and temporary Social Security cards. They must have clean records, have attended school, and meet other qualifications.

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