This week, Center for American Progress and USC Dornsife: Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration released a new interactive map, broken down by congressional district, estimating the number of people who would have been eligible for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program, the number of DACA-recipients, and the human and economic consequences of ending the DACA program.
According to Lynn Tramonte, Deputy Director of America’s Voice Education Fund and Director of America’s Voice Ohio:
Trump’s decision to end DACA was reckless and cruel and, as showcased by this data, is impacting hardworking people in congressional districts across America. In a matter of days or months, many of our nation’s teachers, first responders, and businesspeople – our neighbors, family members, and friends – will see their immigration status expiring. They will lose the basic documentation they need to continue following their paths. Despite growing up here and considering this their home, they will become truly undocumented Americans. Trump created this crisis by ending DACA, but Congress needs to fix it. Pass the Dream Act without delay, and let these young Americans continue to build their lives.
Check out the new map here from USC Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration, with data from Center for American Progress.