A growing number of DACA recipients are stepping forward and declaring their status since the November election.
But despite country-wide protests after President Trump threatened the end to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program on Sept 8, the vast majority of the nation’s 800,000 dreamers remain anonymous. There is no public record of who they are, their background or what they do now, and schools and companies with that information protect it. To reveal their identity to the public could be dangerous, exposing them to deportation if DACA ends altogether, advocates say.
Some details on Dreamers can be gleaned from a lawsuit filed last month in Brooklyn federal court by New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, along with attorney generals from 14 other states and the District of Columbia.