More than 80,000 LGBT Dreamers

81,000 ‘Dreamers’ identify as LGBT and 39,000 have participated in DACA.

As our country continues to push back against racial inequality and structural violence, this report highlights the importance of sound policy to preserve the health and safety of marginalized populations.

Created in 2012, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program allows undocumented immigrants who entered the United States before the age of 16, and meet other requirements, temporary work authorization and protection from deportation for a renewable two-year period.

On June 18, the Supreme Court blocked the Trump administration’s attempt to end the program, providing protection for the estimated 39,000 LGBT Dreamers who have participated in DACA. The majority of LGBT DACA recipients live in California, Texas, Illinois, New York, and Florida.


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