73 percent of DAPA beneficiaries in California pay taxes
These are some of the findings after a survey conducted by the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA) among 800 undocumented immigrants who have children born in the United States or who are legal residents, and who could be potentially benefited by Obama’s executive actions on immigration:
- 73 percent are employed and pays taxes.
- One third has been in the United States since or before 1996.
- Their average age is 40.
- 63 percent are married
- 84 percent have at least one child born in the United States or who has been a legal resident since at least 2014.
- 91 percent does not have a criminal record or deportation order.
The Deferred Action program for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents, better known as DAPA, was announced by President Obama last November and was meant to be implemented starting May 19. However its implementation has been placed on hold by a federal judge in Texas and remains uncertain.