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Migration Dialogue provides timely, factual and nonpartisan information and analysis of international migration issues through five major activities: the newsletters Migration News and Rural Migration News, Changing Face and other Research & Seminars, and the Sloan West Coast Program on Science and Engineering Workers.
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By executive action, President Obama on November 20, 2014 created the Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DAPA) program to allow an estimated four million unauthorized foreigners whose children are US citizens or legal permanent residents and who have lived in the US at least five years to apply for renewable three-year deportation deferrals and work permits.
Obama also expanded the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program that began in 2012 and allows unauthorized foreigners who came to the US before the age of 16 to obtain a lawful presence status and work authorization. The requirement that DACA applicants be under 31 when they apply was eliminated, those who entered before January 10, 2010 were allowed to apply, and the duration of work permits was increased from two to three years.