DACA and the Supreme Court: How We Got to This Point, a Statistical Profile or Whole Is Affected, and What the Future May Hold for DACA Beneficiaries

By Daniela Alulema, Director of Programs, CMSNY on November 13, 2019

New York, NY — The Center for Migration Studies of New York (CMS) today released a new statistical profile of recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which highlighted the immense benefits of the DACA program.

Topline findings include: a) 81 percent of DACA recipients has lived in the United States for more than 15 years; b) 83 percent is in the labor force, and of this pool 95 percent is employed; and c) 346,455 US-born children under the age of 18 have at least one DACA parent.

The new report – authored by CMS Director of Programs Daniela Alulema – comes just before the Supreme Court will hear legal arguments about the continuation of the DACA program on November 12, 2019.

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