DACA At Year Three: Challenges and Opportunities in Accessing Higher Education and Employment

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) has helped its beneficiaries in several ways, including increased access to in-state higher education programs, improved earnings, and better access to short-term certificate and job training programs at community colleges. However, barriers remain; in particular, lack of access to financial aid and in-state tuition in many states continues to block many DACA beneficiaries from enrolling in college and completing their degrees.

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