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Demographic Profile of the DREAMers Potentially Eligible Under DACA

"As many as 1.76 million unauthorized immigrants who were brought to the United States as children could potentially be eligible for a grant of relief from deportation, according to a Migration Policy Institute (MPI) analysis that takes into account the more detailed eligibility criteria outlined...

Only Half of Eligible Immigrants Sign Up for DACA

"Stifled by a variety of obstacles — from fees to fear — fewer than half of those eligible for immigration relief have taken advantage of an Obama administration program launched a year ago, according to a new study. About 49% of those eligible have applied for a work permit and...

MPI Webinar, Wed. Aug. 6, 2014: DACA at Two: New MPI Findings as Renewal Approaches

Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - 11:30 A.M. EDT; 10:30 A.M. CDT; 9:30 A.M. MDT; 8:30 A.M. PDT "In 2012, the Obama administration granted temporary relief from deportation to unauthorized immigrants who had entered the United States as children. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) initiative—striking...

New DACA Report and Tool by MPI

"Fifty-five percent of the 1.2 million unauthorized immigrant youth who met the criteria for the Obama administration’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program at its launch in 2012 had applied for relief from deportation as of July 20, 2014, according to a Migration Policy Institute...

MPI Webinar Today: DACA at Three (2:00 P.M. EDT, Tues. Aug.11, 2015)

"August 2015 marks the three-year anniversary of the implementation of the Obama administration’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, and approximately one year since U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) began processing DACA renewal requests. Renewal offers...

New DACA Brief, Data Tool from MPI

MPI Press Release, Aug. 11, 2015 - As DACA’s Third Anniversary Nears, Vast Majority of Beneficiaries Eligible to Apply for Renewal Have Done So Findings Discussed at 2 p.m. EDT Webinar TODAY; Coordinates Below WASHINGTON – The vast majority of unauthorized immigrants...

MPI Report: DACA Renewal Rate High Despite Obstacles - Law360

Law360, Aug. 11, 2015 - "The Migration Policy Institute said Tuesday that three years after the implementation of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, 83 percent of eligible applicants have renewed their benefits despite complications that have hampered the program and litigation...

Expanded MPI Chart: Mapping the Patchwork of State ‘DREAM Acts’ and Postsecondary Education Policies for Unauthorized Immigrant Youth

MPI, Oct. 2015 - " This expanded chart provides information on postsecondary policies related to enrollment, in-state tuition, financial aid, and other supports for the top 15 states of residence for DACA youth. It shows, for example, states coming down on opposite sides of the in-state tuition...

DACA at Four: Participation in the Deferred Action Program and Impacts on Recipients (MPI)

Migration Policy Institute, Aug. 11, 2016 MPI Estimates 93% of DACA Enrollees Eligible for Renewal Have Re-Applied; New Brief Offers Latest U.S., State & County Estimates "Ninety-three percent of the unauthorized immigrants participating in the Deferred Action...