Did DACA Harm US-Born Workers? Temporary Work Visas and Labor Market Competition
80 Pages Posted: 9 Apr 2022 Last revised: 1 Feb 2023
Date Written: December 23, 2021
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals granted more than 900,000 temporary work permits to eligible immigrants. I estimate the impact of the policy on the labor market outcomes of natives and immigrants ineligible to take up the policy using ACS data and a continuous difference-in-differences strategy to compare individuals who are more and less exposed to the eligible population. I find that DACA does not depress labor market outcomes for natives, and possibly increases the fraction working. I also find that the policy likely had no impact on ineligible immigrants.
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Battaglia, Emily, Did DACA Harm US-Born Workers? Temporary Work Visas and Labor Market Competition (December 23, 2021). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4049213 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.4049213
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