Fact Sheet: Biden-Harris Administration Expands Health Coverage to DACA Recipients

President Biden Announces Final Rule that will Allow Eligible DACA Recipients to Enroll in Affordable Care Act Coverage Today, the Biden-Harris Administration is expanding access to affordable, quality health care coverage to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients.  In 2012, President Obama and then Vice President Biden created the DACA policy to transform the…

WHAT THEY ARE SAYING: Advocates, Leaders Applaud Administration’s New Action to Expand Affordable, Quality Health Care Coverage to DACA Recipients

Last week, the Biden-Harris Administration expanded affordable, quality health care coverage to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients. Dreamers are our loved ones, our nurses, teachers, and small business owners, and President Biden and Vice President Harris believe they deserve the promise of health care just like all of us. The final rule announced…

Statement from Vice President Kamala Harris on Final Rule to Expand Health Coverage for DACA Recipients

Dreamers throughout this country are serving in our military, teaching in our classrooms, and leading our small businesses as entrepreneurs. They are our neighbors, classmates, and loved ones. Our nation is fortunate that America is their home. Thanks to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), more than 800,000 Dreamers have been able to live, study,…

Statement from President Joe Biden on Final Rule to Expand Health Coverage for DACA Recipients

Today, my Administration is expanding affordable, quality health care coverage to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients. Dreamers are our loved ones, our nurses, teachers, and small business owners. And they deserve the promise of health care just like all of us. Nearly twelve years ago, President Obama and I announced the DACA program to…

Statement from Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre on District Court’s Ruling on DACA

We are deeply disappointed in today’s DACA ruling from the District Court in Southern Texas. On day one of his Administration, President Biden issued a memorandum directing the federal government to take all appropriate actions to “preserve and fortify” the DACA policy. Consistent with that directive, the Administration has defended the DACA policy from legal challenges,…

WHAT THEY ARE SAYING: Members of Congress, Local Leaders, Immigration Advocates and More Celebrate the Biden Administration’s Expansion of the Affordable Care Act to DACA Recipients

Yesterday, President Biden announced a plan to expand health coverage for DACA recipients. If finalized, the rule would allow DACA recipients to enroll in Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Programs, and the Affordable Care Act’s Health Insurance Marketplaces, where they may qualify for financial assistance based on income, and through their state Medicaid agency.  President…

FACT SHEET: Fact Sheet: President Biden Announces Plan to Expand Health Coverage to DACA Recipients

In 2012, President Obama and then Vice President Biden announced the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program to allow young people to live and work in the only country they know as home.  Over the last decade, DACA has brought stability, possibility, and progress to more than 800,000 Dreamers.  President Biden believes that DACA recipients strengthen…

Statement from President Joe Biden on the Anniversary of DACA

Eleven years ago on this day, President Obama and I announced the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program to allow young people to live and work in the only country they’ve called home. Since then, DACA has provided more than 800,000 Dreamers the ability to work lawfully, pursue an education, and contribute their immense skills and…

Statement by President Joe Biden on Protecting Dreamers

I am disappointed in today’s Fifth Circuit decision holding that DACA is unlawful. The court’s stay provides a temporary reprieve for DACA recipients but one thing remains clear: the lives of Dreamers remain in limbo. Today’s decision is the result of continued efforts by Republican state officials to strip DACA recipients of the protections and work authorization…

The Biden-⁠Harris Administration Celebrates the Contributions of Dreamers on Ten-Year Anniversary of DACA

By Betsy Lawrence On June 15, 2012, the Department of Homeland Security announced the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy, which has allowed hundreds of thousands of noncitizens who were brought to the United States as children to live, study, and work in our communities—contributing to our economy and the future of our country—without fear…

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