Thousands of Dreamers to graduate without Hope for work
About 100,000 undocumented immigrants will be graduating high school in 2022 without a chance of obtaining work permits. This is the first time in a decade that a majority of the “Dreamers” will not be eligible. Many of the 2022 graduates have not been in the U.S. long enough to be covered by Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Only a quarter of the 2022 Dreamers graduating will be eligible for DACA. The DACA eligibility date does not apply to many upcoming high school classes. More than 600,000 undocumented students are currently in K-12 schools across the country. Out of the 600,000, only about 21,000 students are enrolled in the program and possibly eligible for renewals.