It isn’t any secret that immigration issues have been a hot topic in employment for the last several years. One such issue involved the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, commonly referred to as “DACA.” A recent U.S. Supreme Court case shed some light on that program for employers—for now. Here are the details.
What Is DACA?
In 2012, President Barack Obama afforded some protections to individuals who had been brought to the United States without documentation while they were children through a program called DACA. The DACA immigration policy defers deportation for two years. DACA applicants cannot have felonies or serious misdemeanors on their records and must pass background and fingerprint checks.