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DACA: The Trillion-Dollar Dream

June 17, 2024 (1 min read)

Coalition for the American Dream, June 2024

"In response to these real threats to DACA, the Coalition for the American Dream gathered some of the country’s most respected social scientists to quantify the costs of ending DACA—including for DACA recipients, other individuals who remain eligible for the policy, their families and their communities, and for the broader U.S. economy. In pure economic terms, even though those eligible for DACA represent slightly more than a million people, the results of this report demonstrate the outsized impact they are having on their families and communities, to the tune of up to one trillion dollars over their working lifetimes, or equivalent to the annual GDP of Illinois."