BREAKING: DACA Approvals Surpass 50,000

Earlier this afternoon, the Obama administration released updated statistics indicating that 53,273 undocumented youths have been granted relief under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. As of November 15, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) had received more than 300,000 requests for deferred action, with most applicants still awaiting the completion of background checks. The figures did not indicate how many beneficiaries have received work permits under the program or whether any requests for deferred action have been denied. At the rate the agency is processing applications, more than 100,000 requests for deferred action appear likely to be granted by the end of the year.

 

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  • Char

    You note that there are 53,273 youths who have been granted relief, but what the the total number of people — both youths and adults?

    Remember, DACA isn’t just for people 17 and under, but benefits people up to age 30.

    Where are the complete numbers?

    • http://www.immigrationpolicy.org Policy Center

      Char-
      All DACA recipients are included in these numbers. More have been approved since we posted this blog, however, but we haven’t received those numbers yet. We will post the new numbers as soon as we get them.
      Thanks for your comment!

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