2018 College Track Social Mobility Report 2018 Social Mobility Report - Page 16

DACA opened doors for College Track Dreamers Nearly 15% of College Track graduates are Dreamers— youth who were brought to the U.S. at an early age without documentation. In 2012, a program called DACA enabled them to get temporary work permits, radically changing their economic opportunities. We see this in their career outcomes. ​At least half of our Dreamers obtained DACA and entered the workforce with salaries on par with their documented peers.​ However those who were unable to obtain DACA have much lower median wages ($35,000 vs. $52,000). Overall, 72% of College Track Dreamers work full time, which is lower than their documented counterparts ​(see earlier figure in this report). ​Dreamer graduates are most inclined to chose jobs in the field of public interest: 70% choose careers in this arena, predominantly in education and immigration. 11 College Track Page 16