Biden Boosts DACA Program

Through an executive order, President Joe Biden this week strengthened the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which protects from deportation immigrants brought to the U.S. as children. The order calls on Congress to provide permanent status and a path to citizenship for those immigrants.

Responding to the DACA action, National Association of Manufacturers President and CEO Jay Timmons said, “Manufacturers are very encouraged by today’s critical first step. … The broad goals of the Biden plan align with many of the core recommendations in ‘A Way Forward,’ manufacturers’ post-partisan roadmap for immigration reform.” 1/21/2021