New data released by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services reveals that only 2.1% of the beneficiaries of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program were denied a work permit. DACA was a program designed and implemented last summer by the Obama Administration to grant deferred action to young illegal aliens who met certain requirements. The program allowed DACA recipients to apply for work permits if they could demonstrate a financial hardship.
Of the 465,033 individuals who have been granted deferred action, only 9,578 have been denied a work permit.