The Trump Administration’s termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program could have a negative, costly impact on employers. The DACA program protects nearly 800,000 undocumented immigrants who arrived as children from deportation and gives them legal status to work in the U.S. Unless the employee can show some other valid form of employment eligibility, employers will need to terminate DACA recipients once their currently valid employment authorization document, Form I-766, expires. Some estimates show that the end of DACA will cost employers $6.3 billion in employee turnover.
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