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DHS Unveils Guidance for Deferred Action for Qualfied Young Illegal Aliens

Published on Mon, Aug 06, 2012

Homeland Security Today cited the IPC's study, "Who And Where the DREAMers Are," in an in-depth article describing the new criteria surrounding Obama's deferred action plan:

The Immigration Policy Center (IPC) of the American Immigration Council Friday released an analysis of data on who might benefit from the DACA program and where they live.

About 936,930 undocumented illegal aliens between the ages of 15 and 30 could immediately qualify for DACA consideration, according to the IPC analysis. Most of those potential beneficiaries live in California and Texas -- states with large immigrant populations -- but also in North Carolina, Georgia, Colorado and Washington.

"Knowing who the potential beneficiaries are and where they live will be critical as USCIS initiates this new program. Using this data, USCIS, as well as advocates offering assistance, can locate pockets of potential beneficiaries who may be living in geographic areas that are underserved or who may require information in languages that were unanticipated," IPC said.

Published in the Homeland Security Today | Read Article