Our Latest Research on DACA

Recent attention has turned to the question of the 800,000 young people who have received DACA status since the program’s creation in 2012. To help paint a more complete picture of the impact of winding down DACA, New American Economy has completed research into several factors that deserve examination and consideration.

  1. Spotlight on the DACA-Eligible Population provides detailed statistics on the DACA-eligible population in the United States.
  2. One Collateral Risk of Eliminating DACA: Angering an Important Pool of Voters offers insights into the voting power of those living with DACA-eligible individuals.
  3. Outside the Wire: How Barring the DACA-Eligible Population from Enlisting Weakens our Military examines how the DACA-eligible population could help meet the country’s unique defense needs.
  4. Examining the Contributions of the DACA-Eligible Population in Key States provides insight into the state-by-state impact of DACA-eligible individuals.
  5. The Rising Cost of Inaction on DACA estimates a direct financial loss of more than $1.7 million in wages and almost $270,000 in lost tax revenue after just the first month following the termination of DACA.

For more research, visit our in-depth page on undocumented immigrants.

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