Sunday, August 18, 2013

The Brookings Institution's Audrey Singer and Nicole Prchal Svajlenka: Report on the Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals Program

Audrey Singer and Nicole Prchal Svajlenka of the Brookings Institution have analyzed government data on applications for and acceptance into the Deferred Action and Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.  DACA is a program created by the Obama Administration in which young undocumented immigrants can avoid potential deportation, and instead receive U.S. work permits.

Around 400,000 applicants have been accepted into the program.  The vast majority of applicants were from Mexico.

The Brookings Institution report is linked below.

The Brookings Institution: Report on DACA

"The DACA program—an initiative of the Obama administration—does not provide permanent lawful status to applicants. However, it confers two important advantages to approved applicants: a temporary suspension of deportation and the authorization to work in the United States."

---Audrey Singer and Nicole Prchal Svajlenka, The Brookings Institution 

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