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Interactive Map: Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Populations and their Economic Contributions by U.S. Congressional District

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DACA Population Map

CSII released this interactive map providing its latest estimates of the number of people that are DACA eligible, and the number of actual DACA recipients by U.S. Congressional District. As the debate over how to respond to the discontinuation of the DACA program moves into congress, it is useful to consider both the human and economic costs of not coming up with a more permanent solution. To that end, we have updated the map to include calculations from the Center for American Progress (CAP) of the estimated contributions that workers with DACA status make to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in each Congressional District. This economic contribution is directly equivalent to the loss in GDP anticipated if all DACA workers from the district were removed from the workforce. By providing estimates of the number of people directly impacted by the discontinuation of DACA and the substantial economic contributions that DACA workers make, we hope that this updated map proves to be useful in informing the civic debate over the coming weeks and months.

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The USC Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration (CSII) estimates are based on a pooled sample of the 2010-2014 American Community Survey (ACS) microdata from IPUMS-USA, University of Minnesota, www.ipums.org.

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