DACA denials and rejections

As I pointed out that while USCIS has been very liberal and generous in issuing DACA approvals, statistics released by the government show that for each five DREAMers approved, two are either being denied or asked to provide additional evidence (RFE).  According to the data, as of last week, approximately 180,000 applicants submitted their applications, of which about 4,500 have been approved.  About two thousand of these people will either be sent out a "Notice of Intent to Deny" form, which is a formal way to reject an application, unless the applicant can provide compelling evidence to prove the prosecutor wrong, or a RFE in which the applicant may be approved if she or he can provide the missing documents to make a case.

Why are people being rejected for DACA?  At this point, the data isn't there, but based on how USCIS works, it can be deduced that these people were simply not eligible or that they hid something from the government that was found out during a background check or that they were considered a threat to national security.  Unfortunately, rejected applicants do not get a chance to re-apply, and while most of them will be left alone by the government for the time being, those who are considered as a national security threat may be targeted by law enforcement for deportation.