Dreamers Arrested During Sit-In At Congressional Offices
by Bennie Garza
December 19, 2017
A Congressional Business Office analysis that concludes legalizing 2 million “Dreamers” would cost the government $25.9 billion over a decade does not bode well for amnesty programs and contradicts advocates’ claims that granting young illegal immigrants amnesty will boost the economy, Jessica Vaughan, director of policy for the Center for Immigration Studies, said Monday.
According to a report from the UCLA Williams Institute, there are over 75,000 LGBT DREAMers in the US and over 36,000 enrolled in Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), the vast majority of whom live in California, Texas, Illinois, New York, and Florida.
By 2017 approximately 800,000 individuals – or Dreamers – were taking advantage of DACA.