A Data Portrait of the 611,470 DACA Recipients Who Still Have no Path to Citizenship

Austin Kocher, PhD
2 min readJun 15, 2022

DACA turns 10 years old on Wednesday, June 15 — an anniversary that was hardly a foregone conclusion given years of legal challenges. DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) provides relief from deportation and allows immigrants who came to the country as children to go to school and to work, but little else.

Despite widespread public support for Dreamers, bipartisan bills from both Republicans and Democrats, and years of sustained activism, DACA recipients are in the same…

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Austin Kocher, PhD

I study America’s immigration enforcement system. Assistant Professor at TRAC. Graduate of OSU Geography. Online at austinkocher.com.