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More Than 500,000 Have Benefited from Deferred Action

WASHINGTON The U.S. government announced Thursday that it has suspended the deportation of 552,918 undocumented young people since the Deferred Action program went into effect a year ago.

The government has received a total of 573,404 requests under Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, an immigration program implemented by the Obama administration on Aug. 15, 2012, according to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

The program suspends for two years the deportation of qualified undocumented youths and young adults who entered the United States as minors.

Of the total number of requests received between August 2012 and the end of last month, USCIS has rejected only 20,486 DACA applications.

USCIS figures do not break down the DACA applicants by national origin, but a study by the Brookings Institute found that 74.9 percent come from immigrants from Mexico, followed by 10 percent from Central American immigrants and 6.9 percent from South American immigrants.

When DACA was announced by President Barack Obama, during his reelection campaign, it was calculated that around 936,000 undocumented young people could benefit from the measure.

During an event Thursday at the Center for American Progress, Brookings researcher Audrey Singer said that USCIS had only denied the temporary suspension of deportation for 1 percent of applicants.

The majority of the DACA beneficiaries are concentrated in the states of California, Texas, New York, Illinois and Florida, states that traditionally have had a large percentage of foreign residents. EFE


 

 

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