Federal Driver 's License And Deferred Action

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work permit and a state driver’s license and deferred action would be applied for a total of 3-years (Deferred Action). DACA has already had many positive impacts; young adult immigrants have become more integrated into the nation’s economic and social institutions (Two Years, 2014). Almost 60% of DACA beneficiaries have obtained a new job, 45% have increased their earnings, 49% have opened their first bank account, 57% have obtained a driver’s license, and 21% have obtained Health Care (Two Years, 2014). In a recent CAP report, “Assessing the Economic Impacts of Granting Deferred Action through DACA and DAPA,” estimates have shown that the U.S. economy will cumulatively grow by $230 billion over 10 years and will have the following economic impact on Idaho: a cumulative increase in state GDP of $781 million, a cumulative increase in earnings of all state residents of $481 million, and a cumulative increase in earnings of DAPA and DACA eligible workers of $401 million, and an average of 100 jobs created annually (Mathema, 2015). Despite the potential positive impacts, the U.S Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will not be accepting expansion of the DACA programs at this time, due to an injunction with the courts putting a hold on the policy (USCIS, 2016). Therefore, undocumented immigrants continue to face bleak social and economic opportunities. Local Context Currently, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has denied the U.S. Department of Justice’s

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