Immigration: 5.5 Million US Citizens Affected by DAPA Decision, Report SaysChildren of Immigrants
By Rodrigo Ugarte
An estimated 5.5 million U.S. citizen children whose parents are undocumented could be affected by the upcoming decision from the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals regarding Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA), according to a new report. The executive action is currently blocked while a lawsuit filed by 26 states makes its way through the courts.
Dr. Manuel Pastor, a Professor of Sociology and American Studies & Ethnicity at the University of Southern California, estimates in his report “The Kids Aren’t Alright — But They Could Be: The Impact of Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) on Children” that around 5.5 million U.S.-born children could benefit from DAPA. Including children who are U.S. residents, the number of children with DAPA-eligible parents surpasses six million…