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DACA recipients collectively earn nearly $27.9 billion and contribute nearly $2.1 billion to Social Security and Medicare each year, making the economy and their communities stronger.
Jan 25, 2024
Trinh Q. Truong, Silva Mathema
DACA has empowered its recipients to pursue entrepreneurship and continue helping their families, their communities, and the U.S. economy in the face of significant barriers.
Rosa Barrientos-Ferrer, Silva Mathema, Trinh Q. Truong
The eighth annual survey of DACA recipients shows, yet again, DACA recipients’ many contributions to their communities and the U.S. economy more broadly while highlighting the need for a pathway to citizenship.
Apr 27, 2023
Tom K. Wong, Ignacia Rodriguez Kmec, Diana Pliego, 4 More
Karen Fierro Ruiz, Debu Gandhi, Trinh Q. Truong, Nicole Prchal Svajlenka
Over the past decade, DACA has delivered lasting protections for hundreds of thousands of immigrants pursuing the American dream.
Jun 15, 2022
Trinh Q. Truong, Nicole Prchal Svajlenka, Hai-Lam Phan, 4 More
Ala Al Sadi, Daniel Turner, Toni Pandolfo, James Mertz
Undocumented immigrants make significant economic contributions and are integral members of communities across the United States; immigration relief is necessary to continue growing the economy and strengthening communities nationwide, especially amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Feb 1, 2022
Trinh Q. Truong
The proposed House budget reconciliation bill would create a pathway to citizenship for 6.9 million Dreamers, those eligible for Temporary Protected Status, and essential workers—including farmworkers—all while boosting U.S. economy.
Sep 13, 2021
Nicole Prchal Svajlenka, Claudia Flores, Philip E. Wolgin
A pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants benefits the U.S. economy as a whole—and it can be done through the budget reconciliation process.
Jul 1, 2021
Philip E. Wolgin
Putting undocumented immigrants on a pathway to citizenship would increase U.S. GDP by up to $1.7 trillion over the next decade, raise wages for all Americans, and create hundreds of thousands of new jobs, advancing the country’s economic recovery.
Jun 14, 2021
Giovanni Peri, Reem Zaiour
DACA continues to be a lifeline for its beneficiaries, their families, and communities across the nation.
Apr 29, 2021
Claudia Flores, Nicole Prchal Svajlenka
The 100-day moratorium on deportations will allow the Biden administration to uncover the depths of lawlessness of the Trump administration’s immigration regime and start to right the ship. The courts must allow it to move forward.
Jan 27, 2021
Millions of undocumented immigrants are on the front lines working to keep Americans safe, healthy, and supported during the coronavirus pandemic.
Dec 2, 2020
Nicole Prchal Svajlenka
DACA continues to be a major success, but the Trump administration’s newest attempt to restrict the initiative threatens this progress.
Oct 5, 2020
Tom K. Wong, Sanaa Abrar, Claudia Flores, 4 More
Tom Jawetz, Ignacia Rodriguez Kmec, Juliana Macedo do Nascimento, Philip E. Wolgin
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