Domestic violence is a serious problem in the United States. However, not everyone affected by domestic violence is a U.S. citizen. If you are facing violence at home, but are worried that reporting it could cause problems for your immigration status, you may have options.
When President Obama created the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in 2012, many people felt a wave of relief wash over them. DACA has allowed roughly 742,000 people who were brought to the U.S. as minors to seek higher education, obtain meaningful work that pays a fair wage, and stop worrying about being imminently deported from the country they call home.