Today, we at the Immigrant Legal Resource Center released Money on the Table – the Economic Costs of Ending DACA. President-elect Trump has threatened to end the successful Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program at tremendous cost to the American economy. Many thanks to the Center for American Progress, Professor Tom K. Wong, and for their support.

This report finds that ending could:

  • reduce tax contributions to Social Security and Medicare by $24.6 billion over a decade;
  • incur unnecessary turnover costs to employers at the tune of $3.4 billion; and
  • lead to the immediate job loss of over 645,000 DACA beneficiaries.
We need your help to save DACA. Take ACTION by:
  1. Tweet in support of #DACA (samples below | retweets: ILRC_SF):

    Did you know ending #DACA would lower SocialSecurity & Medicare contributions by $24.6B over 10 yrs? #WithDACA
    Did you know ending #DACA would cause employers and businesses to incur turnover costs of $3.4 billion? #WithDACA
    New Report: Trump ending #DACA would reduce tax contributions by $24.6B and create $3.4B in turnover costs #WithDACA
    Trump’s threat to end #DACA would cost our economy billions & is simply bad for American business. Report: #WithDACA
    Nearly 750K individuals have #DACA; they’ve gotten jobs & strengthened the economy. Now thats all at risk: #WithDACA