DACA: Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival programme
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) programme was in news because India-born Pratishtha Khanna, Champions of Change was recognized as one of the ten Champions of Change in Washington, USA.
The President Barrack Obama launched the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival programme in 2012. Under the programme, person may request consideration of deferred action for childhood arrivals if that person is under the age of 31 as on 15 June 2012 and came to the United States before reaching his/her 16th birthday.
Department of Secretary of Homeland Security of US on 15 June 2012 announced that certain people who came to the United States as children and meet several key guidelines may request consideration of deferred action for a period of two years, subject to renewal, and would then be eligible for work authorization.
Deferred action is a discretionary determination to defer removal action of an individual as an act of prosecutorial discretion.