U.S. DACA Recipients Come From All Over The World, Live Across The U.S.

Sep 7, 2017

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Earlier this week, the Trump Administration announced it would be rescinding DACA – the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program that currently protects children of parents who came to the U.S. illegally from deportation

The majority of DACA recipients, more commonly referred to as “DREAMers,” are from Mexico, but according to Quartz, the remaining one-fourth come from all over the world, primarily El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.

DACA recipients also live in every state in the U.S., but are mostly concentrated in Texas and California, which combined, are home to almost 350,000 DACA recipients. DREAMers there represent the largest percentages of any state populations - 0.57% in California and 0.45% in Texas. That percentage is .31 percent in Colorado and .23 percent in Kansas.