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Ending DACA Program for Young Undocumented Immigrants Makes No Economic Sense

Posted: September 26, 2017
Authors: Chad Stone
Organizations: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

Rescinding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is likely to deprive the economy of valued workers, according to a report from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. The study suggests that the program’s termination will result in lost tax revenues, worsening government finances, and a waste of taxpayer dollars on costly and counterproductive immigration enforcement.

Ending DACA Program for Young Undocumented Immigrants Makes No Economic Sense