Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Data Tools

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DACA Population Map

Users can learn about participation in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program nationally and by state, as well as by top countries of origin. The two data tools offered here provide the numbers of DACA recipients at U.S. and state levels and offer an estimate of participation rates as of 2017, by geography as well as by country of origin. The first tool offers DACA recipient numbers as of September 4, 2017 at U.S. and state levels, as well as MPI's estimates of the overall participation rate. The second tool displays MPI's estimates of the participation rate for the top origin countries. Hover over a state or country to see the data.


Sources: Migration Policy Institute (MPI) analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data from the 2014 American Community Survey (ACS), 2010-14 ACS pooled, and the 2008 Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP), with legal status assignments by James Bachmeier and Colin Hammar of Temple University and Jennifer Van Hook of The Pennsylvania State University, Population Research Institute; U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), “Approximate Active DACA Recipients as of September 4, 2017," and Studies/Immigration Forms Data/All Form Types/DACA/daca_population_data.pdf.