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USCRI Policy Snapshot: The Future of DACA

By USCRI July 22, 2021

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, was created by President Obama in 2012 to allow certain people brought into the country without documentation as children to stay on a temporary basis. These people are often referred to as “Dreamers.” As of March 2021, there were more than 600,000 active DACA beneficiaries in the United States, and over one million more Dreamers who were eligible for the program. Approximately 80% of Dreamers were born in Mexico, and although Dreamers come from all over the world, most of them have grown up in the United States and know no other home.

Read the full text: https://refugees.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/DACA-Policy-Snapshot-1.pdf


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