Immigration Law

State Responses to DACA Vary

"Life for DACA participants varies dramatically depending on where they live. In addition to denying driver's licenses and in-state tuition to DACA recipients (and to all other unauthorized immigrants), Arizona makes it difficult for immigrants whose parents brought them to the U.S. illegally as children to take advantage of GED diploma programs that would help them qualify for DACA.  In contrast, states such as Illinois, California and Maryland have helped young immigrants to qualify for DACA and to make life easier for them.  Illinois, for example, has started a fund to help DACA students pay for medical school. DACA students who get loans from the fund must work in underserved areas after they graduate." - USA Today, Sept. 2, 2014.