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APTR Urges Leadership to Retain DACA During COVID-19 Pandemic

Tuesday, May 5, 2020  
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APTR joined 77 health professions organizations in a letter urging congressional and COVID taskforce leadership to take regulatory or legislative action to maintain work authorization for individuals currently in Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status during the COVID-19 national emergency.

Additionally, we urged Congress to include a more permanent fix in the fourth COVID-19 emergency supplemental, such as the bipartisan Dream Act of 2019 (S. 874) or the House-passed American Dream and Promise Act of 2019 (H.R. 6). These bills would ensure that undocumented young people are able to continue their employment, education, training, and research in the health professions.

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