The LA Times reported on Monday that for now, USCIS appears not to have changed protocols for DACA applications. In his ABC news interview this week, the President indicated that a policy review was coming within 4 weeks, but that “Where you have great people that are here that have done a good job, they should be far less worried,” according to Breitbart.
DACA is available only to a particular set of birth cohorts of unauthorized immigrants who arrived young and who are either in school or have a high school degree or GED (or who have served in the military). My work with Francesc Ortega suggests that unauthorized immigrants with a much broader set of characteristics appear to contribute to our nation's economic well-being. The apparent near-term focus on border security and criminal activity among unauthorized populations seems to recognize this.
Fortune has published a brief article discussing some estimates of the economic impact of DACA.