This site began from a cynical question posed in a private forum:

"IF DACA recipients were allowed to stay in the USA—But lost VOTING RIGHTS for life, would Democrats still want them?"

This collection of thumbnail sketches provides the answer: "why would we NOT want these people?"   Each entry took the format:  "I want this person [photo/thumbnail sketch]... even if they can never vote*."   (*Voting is not the issue.)

What requirements do DACA recipients meet?

A little information about the requirements that people who receive DACA have met.

  1. Were under the age of 31 as of June 15, 2012;
  2. Came to the United States before reaching 16th birthday;
  3. Have continuously resided in the United States since June 15, 2007, up to the present time;
  4. Were physically present in the United States on June 15, 2012, and at the time of making your request for consideration of deferred action with USCIS;
  5. Had no lawful status on June 15, 2012, meaning that:
  • You never had a lawful immigration status on or before June 15, 2012, or
  • Any lawful immigration status or parole that you obtained prior to June 15, 2012, had expired as of June 15, 2012;
  1. Are currently in school, have graduated or obtained a certificate of completion from high school, have obtained a General Educational Development (GED) certificate, or are an honorably discharged veteran of the Coast Guard or Armed Forces of the United States; and
  2. Have not been convicted of a felony, a significant misdemeanor, three or more other misdemeanors, and do not otherwise pose a threat to national security or public safety.