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.
- Spotlight on the DACA-Eligible Population provides detailed statistics on the DACA-eligible population in the United States.
- 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.
- 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.
- Examining the Contributions of the DACA-Eligible Population in Key States provides insight into the state-by-state impact of DACA-eligible individuals.
- 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.