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Report: Half Of Immigrants Eligible For DACA Have Applied

Monday marked four years since the implementation of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA. The Obama Administration program keeps DACA recipients from being deported and makes them eligible to be authorized workers in the U.S.

The Migration Policy Institute has just released a report, " DACA at Four: Participation in the Deferred Action Program and Impacts on Recipients."

Half, if not more, of the 1.3 million people eligible for the program have applied, said Faye Hipsman, one of the report’s researchers.

Steve Goldstein was a host at KJZZ from 1997 to 2022.