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USCIS Releases Report on Arrest Histories of Applicants Who Request DACA

As the Supreme Court takes up the issue over President Trump’s right to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, otherwise known as DACA, a new report has been released with the latest information on arrests and apprehensions of DACA requestors.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released the data that shows nearly 110,000 DACA requestors out of nearly 889,000 (12%) had arrest records. Offenses in these arrest records include assault, battery, rape, murder and driving under the influence.

Under current DACA guidelines, illegal immigrants may be considered for DACA if they have not been convicted of a felony, significant misdemeanor, or three or more “non-significant” misdemeanors not arising out of the same act, omission or scheme of misconduct, and they do not otherwise pose a threat to national security or public safety. The number of arrests illegal aliens have do not necessarily disqualify them from receiving DACA as a matter of discretion.

Read more at KUSI

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