This August marks the third anniversary of implementation of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, an Obama administration initiative that has provided temporary relief from deportation and access to work authorization to more than 660,000 unauthorized immigrants brought to the United States as children. To receive a grant of DACA, unauthorized youth must meet certain age, residency, education, and criminal history criteria.
With DACA in its third year, the first cohorts of beneficiaries of the two-year grant have been applying to renew their status. Renewal rates among diverse origin groups are varied. MORE