New Study Shows DACA has Benefited Young Immigrants’ Lives and the Country, but the Supreme Court Could Change That

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An activist wearing a t-shirt reading “Undocumented and Unafraid” speaks at a rally to protest president Donald Trump’s decision to end DACA in Downtown Portland, Oregon, on September 5th, 2017 (Shutterstock).

A new report conducted by the Immigration Initiative at Harvard University found that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program has not only helped young immigrants and their families but the U.S economy, as well. 

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The study, entitled “The Long-Term Impact of DACA: Forging Futures Despite DACA’s Uncertainty,” followed 408 recipients of the DACA program since it started in 2012. The program is an administrative relief from deportation, and protects young immigrants who came to the U.S. when they were just children. It also provides them with work permits and licenses. 

The latest report found that the program has not only helped DACA recipients and their families but has also benefited the U.S. economy….

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