January 20, 2013
DACA Data and News
Here is data on the on the processing of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program through January 17.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Srevices had received 407,899 requests for deferred action (an average of 80,000 per month since the program began); 394,533 had been accepted and 154,404 approved. USCIS received an average of less than 1,500 requests per day in January, down from a high of more than 5,700 per day in October shortly after the program began accepting applications. The majority of DACA recipients continue to hail from Mexico and reside in California.
The Obama administration recently announced that DACA recipients are "lawfully present" in the United States, which might calm some of the concerns in a few states over the driver's license eligibility of DACA recipients.
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