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Dreamer medical students can stay in U.S.

Residency Program Insider, June 23, 2017

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The recent Department of Homeland Security announcement that the current administration will continue the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program means undocumented students currently enrolled in medical school will not face deportation. Immigrants enrolled in the DACA program, known as dreamers, are provided access to work permits and a two-year renewable reprieve from deportation.

Approximately 750,000 individuals are enrolled in the program, 70 of which are enrolled in medical school. Dreamers will continue to be eligible to renew their status in the program every two years and no work permits will be terminated prior to their expiration dates.

Source: Fierce Healthcare



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