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Matthew Kolken

300% Drop in Number of DACA Applications

The Texas Tribune reports that there has been a 300% drop in the number of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) applications.  Last September there were more than 5,700 DACA applications submitted to USCIS each day.  The number of application has dropped to 1,680 applications per day.

There have been 453,600 DACA applications filed, 73,260 of which originated from applicants living in Texas, and 128,400 applications originating from people living in California.

Nationals from Mexico make up the largest percentage of applicants accounting for 338,300 filings. National from El Salvador make up the second largest percentage at 18,500 applications filed. In total, only 16,000 DACA applications have been denied.

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About The Author

Matthew Kolken is a trial lawyer with experience in all aspects of United States Immigration Law including Immigration Courts throughout the United States, and appellate practice before the Board of Immigration Appeals, the U.S. District Courts, and U.S. Courts of Appeals. He is admitted to practice in the courts of the State of New York , the United States District Court for the Western District of New York, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA).

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