Guidance on DACA and “Dreamers” and a note about the “three branches” of government

When reporting about the debate over the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy, we shouldn’t make it sound like the number of DACA recipients is equal to the number of people commonly referred to as Dreamers. In fact, there are an estimated 3 to 4 million people who came to the country as children and are here illegally (the “Dreamers”). The number of DACA recipients totaled around 800,000, of which about 700,000 are still in the program.

In other words, DACA recipients are a subset of those known as Dreamers. Don’t simply conflate the two.

Meanwhile, don’t say Republicans control “all three branches of government.” They control two branches, the executive and legislative, but not the judicial.

(“Memmos;” Jan. 22, 2018)

January 22, 2018

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