Employers Seek Immigrants With DACA Status

Employers Seek Immigrants With DACA Status

"A growing number of employers — including national nonprofit Teach for America and a North Carolina-based bank — are seeking diverse workers by specifically recruiting immigrants who came here illegally as kids and got permission to work through a 2012 federal program called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. ... “When Teach for America announced that DACA recipients could apply, it was automatic, I got all my statements and my paperwork ready and I submitted,” said University of California, Irvine graduate Jacky Acosta, 25, who came to the U.S. from Mexico as a newborn and was undocumented until getting deferred action in 2013.  Teach for America accepted both Acosta and her older brother, Angel, who also has deferred action.  The siblings are set to teach in Los Angeles this summer." - Erica Pearson, NY Daily News, Feb. 9, 2014.