DACA's Effect in Iowa



Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is an immigration policy created with an executive order of President Barrack Obama in 2012. It allows children of illegal immigrants to receive a two-year deferred action from deportation, and it grants them work permits. This past September, the policy was rescinded by the Trump administration, citing the executive order to be unconstitutional. Trump is urging Congress to create policies regarding these "DREAMers," as the DACA recipients are commonly referred to. DACA and its subsequent rescindment has had a significant impact on Iowa's economy. Iowa State University Associate Scientist in the Department of Economics David Swenson mentions that the state's economy would be negatively affected if its...

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