Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

Unaccompanied Minors Housed by Feds Up 450 Percent After DACA

The number of unaccompanied migrant children housed by the federal government jumped by more than 450 percent following President Barack Obama’s implementation of the DACA program in 2012. Government programs provided shelter to about 8,000 per year prior to implementation. After, the numbers jumped exponentially to an average of more than 44,000 annually.

Unaccompanied minors in HHS shelter. (AP File Photo: Wilfredo Lee)

Dale Wilcox: Americans Want DACA to Expire, Not Amnesty

Providing amnesty to illegal aliens registered with the Obama administration’s now-defunct Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) should not be a political priority, said Dale Wilcox, Executive Director & General Counsel for the Immigration Reform Law Institute.

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