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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.

Immediate Problem

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.
Project Plan

Preparation Phase

  • Complete orientation and training
  • Join task force

Collaboration Phase

  • 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

Wrap Up

  • Share general, non-privileged observations regarding trends or tips with your coordinating nonprofit
  • Confirm with coordinating nonprofit that work is complete

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Additional Information

  • Time Commitment: 1-5 hours
  • Training Provided: Yes
  • Additional Training Details: TBD remote training. Details will be shared with volunteers soon.
  • Site-Preference: Remote
  • Open to Law Students: No
  • Bar License(s) required: Any Bar License
  • Required Languages: None
  • Mentoring Provided: No
  • Supervision Provided: Yes
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