Statistics on DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals): How Many Immigrant Young People Have Signed Up?
Nov 29, 2012 by M. Daniel Carroll R. | 0 Comments
In June of this year President Obama issued a directive called DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), which gave qualified immigrant youth the opportunity to register for relief from possible deportation proceedings. In my June 15th blog I posted the announcement of this step by Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano. That blog entry also includes the requirements for eligibility. The directive formally went into effect on August 15th (again posted on my blog that day). For more official information on DACA, go to: http://www.immigrationpolicy.org/just-facts/deferred-action-childhood-arrivals-resource-page
I have just received the statistics of those who have registered since August. These give an idea of the numbers of those who have signed up for DACA. If immigration reform does move forward, as we hope it will, one administrative challenge will be to make clear how DACA will be folded into other legislation. Here are the data: