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Border & Immigration

More Than 355,000 Undocumented Immigrants Accepted For DACA

Credit: USCIS
Credit: USCIS

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services released the new numbers on the undocumented immigrants accepted for Deferred Action for Early Childhood Arrivals (DACA).

As we defined in our immigration reform post this week:

DACA –- President Barack Obama’s executive order, announced in June 2012, to give work permits to young people brought to this country illegally as children. DACA stands for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. The program began accepting applications on Aug. 15, 2012.

Since August, more than 355,000 individuals have been accepted for DACA. On average there are 4,433 requests a day. There are currently 157,151 DACA cases under review. You can see the numbers here.