UnDACAmented aliens; over half of all eligible Dreamers have not applied as of March 2013

A new article, based on recent statistics gleaned from the Department of Homeland Security's databases, estimates that only half of all DACA eligible individuals, or Dreamers, have applied for the program.  The article by the American Immigration Council sources its information directly from the Department, and amounts to an update from previous information available.  The author estimates that many individuals are not able to access information about the program, live in rural areas, and are apprehensive about the consequences of denial of any application.  One requirement of a GED or high school diploma may be another stumbling block, as some individuals may not have completed studies. The article is located here.

The latest statistics from the Department can be viewed here: daca-13-3-15.statistics: