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Study:​ ​The​ ​Impact​ of​ ​Deferred​ ​Action​ for Childhood ​Arrivals​ ​(DACA)​ ​Program Repeal​ on​ ​Jobs
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Study:​ ​The​ ​Impact​ of​ ​Deferred​ ​Action​ for Childhood ​Arrivals​ ​(DACA)​ ​Program Repeal​ on​ ​Jobs

CAP and release a study detailing the effects of the DACA repeal on DACA recipients, their families, and the American economy.

Since the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program was established in 2012, nearly 800,000 young people who came to this country as children have been granted temporary protection from deportation and allowed to live, work, and contribute to the only country most of them have ever known (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, 2017). Over the past five years, 91% of DACA recipients have found gainful employment, and are currently working for companies across the country (Wong, T., et al., (2017)).

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