Obama’s Executive Amnesty Turning 4-Years-Old, Benefiting Over 728,000 Illegals

More than 728,000 illegal immigrants have been shielded from being deported and granted work permits through President Barack Obama’s 2012 executive amnesty program, according to the Migration Policy Institute. With the four year anniversary of Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program fast approaching on August 15, MPI released its latests estimates on the population of DACA beneficiaries and those eligible to participate Thursday — detailing that about half of the eligible population of illegals are participating in the controversial amnesty. MPI estimates that this year 1.3 million illegal immigrants are “immediately eligible” to apply for DACA and another 398,000 illegals are eligible but for the high school diploma or current school enrollment requirement. Those 398,000 truant illegals could become eligible if they enroll in adult education. In all, from the program’s inception to March 31, 2016, the Obama Administration has accepted over 820,000 DACA applications for the two-year renewable amnesty and approved 728,285 (or 89 percent) of them and denied another 57,268 (seven percent). The remaining 33,959 (four percent) were pending. The DACA renewal rate is currently 93 percent. “Examining DACA application rates against the MPI population estimates suggests that 63 percent of the immediately eligible population had applied