Asian Journal: AAPI communities urged to apply to DACA

There are more than 152,000 Asian American and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) who qualify for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

However, less than 15 percent of eligible AAPIs actually apply for the program. Moreover, nine out of every 10 AAPI who are currently eligible to request DACA have not done so.

The statistics — which come from the Migration Policy Institute and the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) — were the topics of interest at a roundtable discussion about DACA on Thursday, July 28 at the Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles (Advancing Justice – LA) headquarters.

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