We The Action
Join We The Action’s DACA Entrepreneurship & Employment Help Task Force
Help DACA recipients assess options to create livelihoods in case a decision from the Supreme Court ends DACA protections.
Posted April 27, 2020
Background & Context
In November 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in a case challenging the Trump administration’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA), which allows certain undocumented young adults to obtain protection from deportation and to obtain work permits. DACA remains in place pending a decision this spring or summer.
If the Supreme Court upholds the Trump administration’s decision to end the program, DACA recipients will face a range of risks and uncertainties. One of the most pressing will be how to continue supporting themselves without the authorization to work that DACA has provided to them.
Work & Deliverables
Attorneys who join the Task Force will help DACA recipients assess options to create livelihoods in case a decision from the Supreme Court ends DACA protections. Task Force attorneys may also provide advice to employers seeking to continue to work with DACA recipients or, if required by the Court’s decision, to offboard former DACA recipients in a manner that supports them to the extent possible. Attorneys will receive training and orientation related to DACA but must be familiar with relevant areas of law involving employment, taxation, and corporate formation.
- Complete orientation and training
- Join task force
- Consult with DACA recipients or employers, potentially including follow-up research and discussion
- Be matched with a coordinating organization, who will connect you with DACA recipients or employers
- Share general, non-privileged observations regarding trends or tips with your coordinating nonprofit
- Confirm with coordinating nonprofit that work is complete