Undocumented No More: A Nationwide Analysis of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA

Undocumented No More: A Nationwide Analysis of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA

"...How is DACA being implemented across the country?  Which states have been most successful with DACA outreach and implementation, and which states have lagged behind?  Which national origins groups have had the most success with DACA?  Have any groups been left behind?  And what role do community-based organizations, new and traditional media, and the political context of individual states play in DACA implementation and outreach?

The primary objective of this one-year program evaluation and collaborative report is to begin to answer some of these questions.  To supplement the USCIS’s publicly available data on DACA, we draw from data obtained from the Department of Homeland Security, or DHS, via two Freedom of Information Act, or FOIA, requests totaling 465,509 applications.  Our purpose is to evaluate DACA using these new data and to examine the factors that shape how DACA unfolds, with a focus on analyzing the factors that help or hinder young people in applying for deferred action. ..." - Tom K. Wong, Angela S. García, Marisa Abrajano, David FitzGerald, Karthick Ramakrishnan, and Sally Le, September 20, 2013.