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Resurrecting the DAPA Program

Resurrecting the DAPA Program.

By Anna Ferri

President Biden has an opportunity, the author argues, to resurrect the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) program and provide a pathway to legal status for millions of undocumented parents of U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents. This report explores the potential of the DAPA program to impact immigrant families and policy avenues toward its passage.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.25613/PEFF-M706