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The President’s Budget And The Millennial Generation

This week, President Barack Obama released his fiscal year 2016 budget that outlined a detailed agenda to create good jobs, expand educational access, and promote economic opportunity for millions of young people throughout the country.

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FACT SHEETS: State-by-State Disinvestment in Higher Education

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Youth Unemployment Sees Slight Uptick, Remains Stable

The youth unemployment rate, for those ages 16 to 24, increased by 0.1 percent to 12.8 percent in November. Although the unemployment rate increased slightly, it is still at its lowest level since April 2008.

REPORT: Removing Barriers To Higher Education For Undocumented Students

Among the throng of proud graduates are about 65,000 undocumented students. However, this moment of achievement for undocumented graduates is muted by the facts that their path to higher education remains difficult at best & that few of them actually complete a postsecondary education.

President Obama’s Executive Actions Provide Relief To Young People And Their Families

Last week, President Obama announced a series of executive actions to do what is within his legal authority to help fix our country’s broken immigration system and bring millions of undocumented immigrants out of the shadows.

ISSUE BRIEF: How DACA Has Improved The Lives Of Undocumented Young People

August marked the two-year anniversary of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program. Apart from temporarily deferring their deportations from the U.S., DACA also gives eligible undocumented youth & young adults access to renewable two-year work permits and Social Security numbers.

Youth Unemployment Rate Falls With The National Rate

The youth unemployment rate, for those ages 16 to 24, decreased by 1.0 percent from last month’s report to 12.7 percent in October. The decrease puts the youth unemployment rate at its lowest point since April of 2008.

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