The complete removal of the DACA program could potentially cost Arizona 13-billion-dollars over the next decade. The Cato Institute estimates that the full repeal and potential deportations of nearly 30-thousand DACA recipients would drastically cut wages, consumer spending and taxes.
The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program protects children brought to the country illegally from deportation and grants them work permits. Nationwide, the study suggests the complete elimination of DACA would cost the U.S. 260-billion dollars in GDP. The Trump administration announced a winding-down of DACA and has given Congress a six-month window to pass an alternative.