DACA Beneficiaries Pursue Education, Job Mobility
June 27, 2017 | Grantee Publications | Migration
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A brief from Harvard University, developed with support from MacArthur, documents the experiences of participants in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program five years after it was launched. DACA temporarily defers deportations and provides two-year work permits for an estimated 1.9 million eligible unauthorized young adults. The brief focuses on a group of beneficiaries without high school or college degrees who were able to return to education and job training programs as a results of their DACA status. The brief asserts that DACA helps break down financial barriers to education and career-building opportunities, helping beneficiaries obtain driver’s licenses and legal assistance.

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