Failed to pass both houses, will not become law this session

Over 11 years ago, President Obama issued the executive order that established the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program – or DACA –  giving nearly 800,000 undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children the chance to live, work, and go to school without fear of deportation. While DACA has been a significant step forward in the fight to expand immigrant rights, it falls short of the pathway to citizenship Dreamers deserve.

The 8,000 Dreamers who live in Wisconsin, along with the undocumented community as a whole, play a vital role in keeping Wisconsin running. According to a Dreamers of Wisconsin tuition equity policy brief, DACA-eligible residents of Wisconsin pay $48 million in local, state, and federal taxes and make massive contributions to our economy. 

This bill creates a $250 nonrefundable income tax credit for persons who have been granted deferred action under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.



Representatives Macco, Ortiz-Velez, Kitchens, Conley, Goyke, O’Connor; Senators Taylor, James





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