Illegal immigrants who took advantage of President Obama’s deportation amnesty for “Dreamers” were able to boost their pay, get driver’s licenses and more firmly ensconce themselves in the American economy and society, according to a new report Monday.
The survey of thousands of recipients of the amnesty, known in government-speak as DACA, comes at a time when President Trump is under pressure to decide whether to scrap the program or to mount an uphill legal fight to preserve it.
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The average salary of DACA recipients in the story went from $21,000 to $36,000, and for DACA recipients over age 25 it was an even bigger jump, from $22,000 to roughly $42,000.
Nearly two-thirds said they’ve been able to pursue educational opportunities that would have been
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