As part of its advocacy for English Language Learners, MASBA has long advocated for the extension & expansion of the 2012 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which protects an estimated 690,000 “DREAMers” from deportation and allows them to work in the U.S. On June 28, 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to review the legal challenges related to DACA. Oral arguments will likely be heard in the fall and winter of 2019, and a decision is expected no later than June 2020.