Immigration Law

Ending DACA Could Cost States Billions of Dollars

Nicole Prchal Svajlenka, Tom Jawetz, and Angie Bautista-Chavez,July 21, 2017, CAP - "If DACA ends—whether because the administration accedes to the demands of DACA opponents or the initiative is enjoined by a federal court—hundreds of thousands of young people will be forced out of the workforce, upending their lives and the lives of their families, creating tremendous disruption for businesses, and sending shockwaves through the economies of most states. ... [E]nding DACA would result in a loss of $460.3 billion from the national GDP over the next decade."