Assessing the DACA Population Nationally and by State
August 7, 2014 | Publication | Migration

Fifty-five percent of the 1.2 million unauthorized immigrant youth who met the criteria for the Obama Administration’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program at its launch in 2012 had applied for relief from deportation as of July 20, 2014, according to a Migration Policy Institute report. As the second anniversary of DACA approaches, the report provides the most up-to-date estimates of the current and prospective DACA population and shows wide variation in application rates across states and national-origin groups. The Migration Policy Institute also launched an online data tool with DACA population estimates for the U.S. and 41 states.

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