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Five Months In, Deferred Action (DACA) Applications and Approvals Continue to Rise


Last week, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released the latest numbers on President Obama’s deferred action for DREAMers (DACA) program.  The program, which began in mid-August, is entering its fifth month.  Of the nearly 1.4 million young aspiring Americans eligible to apply, 367,903 have sent in applications, 102,965 have been approved, and 157,151 currently remain under review.

From the Center for American Progress, here’s a chart of the growing number of applications being sent in—and the growing number of DREAMers being “DACA-mented.”