AZ application rate highest in U.S. for Deferred Deportation - Western Mass News - WGGB/WSHM

AZ application rate highest in U.S. for Deferred Deportation

Posted: Updated:
  • Most ReadMost ReadMore>>

  • Caretaker crushed as missing woman with Alzheimer's found dead

    Caretaker crushed as missing woman with Alzheimer's found dead

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 1:08 AM EDT2018-05-23 05:08:19 GMT

    Mere hours have passed since they heard the harrowing news of her death. But those who loved and cared for 83-year-old Mary Migatulski were already reminiscing about her harsh reality. 

    More >>

    Mere hours have passed since they heard the harrowing news of her death. But those who loved and cared for 83-year-old Mary Migatulski were already reminiscing about her harsh reality. 

    More >>
  • UPDATE: Suspect who shot at officers released on bail

    UPDATE: Suspect who shot at officers released on bail

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 12:28 AM EDT2018-05-23 04:28:27 GMT
    Where shot entered the officer's utility belt (Source: Tucson Police Officer's Association)Where shot entered the officer's utility belt (Source: Tucson Police Officer's Association)

    Police responded to a domestic violence situation Friday night on Tucson's east side, but it was a different, perceived crime that led to officers firing their service weapons. 

    More >>

    Police responded to a domestic violence situation Friday night on Tucson's east side, but it was a different, perceived crime that led to officers firing their service weapons. 

    More >>
  • KOLD INVESTIGATES: Hospital in jeopardy

    KOLD INVESTIGATES: Hospital in jeopardy

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 10:05 PM EDT2018-05-23 02:05:00 GMT

    One hospital in Tucson stands out for its violations and our team investigated the Sonora Behavioral Health Hospital. Watch KOLD News 13 at 10 p.m. Wednesday, May 23 to learn what we've uncovered.

    More >>

    One hospital in Tucson stands out for its violations and our team investigated the Sonora Behavioral Health Hospital. Watch KOLD News 13 at 10 p.m. Wednesday, May 23 to learn what we've uncovered.

    More >>
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Arizona leads the nation for application rates at the two-year mark of President Obama's controversial Deferred Deportation program.

Officially known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, the program offers work permits to some young people with clean records who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children.

A new report by the Nonpartisan Migration Policy Institute shows 66 percent of those in Arizona who are immediately eligible have applied. The next three states with the highest application rates are Texas, Colorado and Nevada.

The national average is 55 percent.

The report says Arizona has 34,000 people who were immediately eligible based on age and education, and 23,000 applications had been processed as of last spring, with 20,000 approved. Another 47,000 people here could be eligible in the future.

Gov. Jan Brewer is pushing back against the program with her own policy denying Arizona driver’s licenses to those who get work permits under DACA.

Brewer's policy is being challenged in court.

Explore the full Migration Policy Institute Study on Deferred Deportations here:

Copyright 2014 Tucson News Now. All rights reserved.

Powered by Frankly
WSHM
Powered by WorldNow CNN
All content © 2018, WGGB/WSHM; Springfield, MA. (A Meredith Corporation Station) . All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.