Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

The Facts (or the lack thereof)


Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is a benefit given by the Obama Administration to people who have entered the U.S. illegally or overstayed their visas. Individuals granted deferred action under DACA do not receive lawful status, but will also not be removed from the U.S. for at least a two-year period, and will receive authorization to work while in the U.S.

Members of Congress have made repeated requests for the Obama administration to answer questions regarding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) process.

How much do we REALLY know about President Obama’s plan?

What's Known

Total Requests 573,404
Requests Pending 135,718
Biometrics Scheduled 540,821
Requests Under Review 62,777
Requests for Evidence 7
Requests Approved 430,236
Denials 7,450

What's Unknown

What constitutional or legal authority is the Obama Administration relying on to give deferred action and how did it change since 2011 when the President said he did not have such authority? Facts Withheld
What else has been made public about the thousands of applications received or the 1.7 million illegals aliens estimated to be eligible? Not Much
How many criminals will benefit from DACA? Facts Withheld
What role has fraud played in the DACA applications? Facts Withheld
President Obama promised a transparent administration. How transparent is the rest of the DACA process? Facts Withheld
How much is the DACA costing American taxpayers? Facts Withheld