Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals was implemented by President Barack Obama to grant temporary legal status to undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children, as long as they are enrolled in school or working. Given President Donald Trump’s recent decision to end DACA, Congress must work on a policy solution that will allow the nearly 800,000 “Dreamers” currently enrolled in DACA to remain legally in the U.S.
There are both moral and economic reasons to do so.
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A recent letter signed by nearly 1,500 economists cites the benefits of immigration as the following: increasing the number of entrepreneurs; bringing young workers who help offset the retirement of the Baby Boomers; increasing the flexibility and productivity of our workforce; and
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