Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

As of June 15, 2012, President Obama authorized the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA). It applies to certain young people brought to the United States as children are eligible to request deferred action for a period of two years, subject to renewal, and may be eligible for employment authorization.

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Here’s a recap of the monthly data released by USCIS (as of March 14):

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

Since August 2012:

–          469,530 applications have been received

–          245,493 applications have been approved

–          15,941 applications have been rejected

–          100,060 applications are under review

–          Top country of origin is Mexico at 338,334 applicants followed by El Salvador at 18,449

–          Top state of residence is California at 128,412 applicants followed by Texas at 73,258

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