DACA Demonstrations Ring Hollow
We’re told the best and brightest will be on display this week when an illegal-immigrant caravan rolls into the nation’s capital to demand an extension of Barack Obama’s legally suspect Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.Looks can be deceiving.Contrary to media profiles that portray young DACA recipients as well-educated, productive professionals, the reality is less impressive.The Migration Policy Institute, a progressive policy shop that promotes large-scale immigration, found:
- Only 4 percent of DACA recipients have completed college, versus 17 percent of similar-aged young Americans. (Even worse, another study revealed that 21 percent of DACA beneficiaries have dropped out of high school,compared with a national average of 5.8 percent.)
- Of the 382,000 who hold jobs with DACA work-permits, the most common occupations are food preparation and servicing, retail trade, construction and office support.
- Just 6,000 — or 1.6 percent — of the 382,000 DACA jobholders work in white-collar technology-related occupations.
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