US Who are the DACA DREAMers and how many are here?

01:36  14 february  2018
01:36  14 february  2018 Source:   USA TODAY SPORTS

Trump Has Lost the Upper Hand in the Immigration Fight

  Trump Has Lost the Upper Hand in the Immigration Fight The president took hostages that he’s unwilling to shoot. Now, the Dreamers’ allies have no reason to pay his ransom.Last September, the Trump administration announced that it would be ending Deferred Action for Early Childhood Arrivals (DACA), the Executive branch program that had provided 700,000 undocumented immigrants, who were brought to the U.S. as children, with temporary legal status. In explaining this decision, Attorney General Jeff Sessions argued that DACA was illegitimate as a matter of constitutional law, and inadvisable as a matter of policy.

Here 's a look at the numbers behind this population. 11.3 million. Average age of DREAMers when they first entered the U.S. 97%. Percentage of DACA recipients who are working or enrolled in school. 900.

Here 's a look at the numbers behind this population. 11.3 million. Average age of DREAMers when they first entered the U.S. 97%. Percentage of DACA recipients who are working or enrolled in school. 900.

Donald Trump's Chief of Staff Suggested People Don't Sign Up for DACA Out of Laziness

  Donald Trump's Chief of Staff Suggested People Don't Sign Up for DACA Out of Laziness President Donald Trump’s Chief of Staff suggested to reporters Tuesday that people who are eligible for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA) but don’t sign up for it refrain in part out of laziness. President Donald Trump’s Chief of Staff suggested to reporters Tuesday that people who are eligible for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA) but don’t sign up for it refrain in part out of laziness.

Here 's a look at the numbers behind this population. 11.3 million. Average age of DREAMers when they first entered the U.S. 97%. Percentage of DACA recipients who are working or enrolled in school. 900.

Here 's a look at the numbers behind this population. 11.3 million. Average age of DREAMers when they first entered the U.S. 97%. Percentage of DACA recipients who are working or enrolled in school. 900.

Congress and the White House are in the midst of negotiations to find a permanent solution for undocumented immigrants brought to the country as children.

Collectively, they're referred to as DREAMers, named after a bill that's failed to pass Congress since it was first introduced in 2001.

A portion of those DREAMers have been protected from deportation under an Obama-era program called the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA. After passing security background checks and proving they were either in school, employed or serving in the military, DACA recipients were granted work permits and two-year reprieves from deportation that could be renewed.

Here's a look at the numbers behind this population.

Trump: 'Republicans want to fix DACA far more than the Democrats do'

  Trump: 'Republicans want to fix DACA far more than the Democrats do' <p>President Trump said Saturday that Republican lawmakers are far more eager to address protections for young, undocumented immigrants than Democrats are.</p>"Republicans want to fix DACA far more than the Democrats do," Trump tweeted. "The Dems had all three branches of government back in 2008-2011, and they decided not to do anything about DACA. They only want to use it as a campaign issue.

Here 's a look at the numbers behind this population. 11.3 million. Average age of DREAMers when they first entered the U.S. 97%. Percentage of DACA recipients who are working or enrolled in school. 900.

Who are the Dreamers ? They are more diverse than you might think. Here are some of their stories. Melody Klingenfuss. She said she’s trying not to focus too much on how the end of DACA will affect her own life.

11.3 million

The total number of undocumented immigrants living in the U.S.

3.6 million

The number of undocumented immigrants who entered the U.S. before their 18th birthday, the group known as DREAMers.

1.8 million

The number of undocumented immigrants who entered the U.S. before their 16th birthday. This is the group that met the basic requirements to apply for DACA.

800,000

The total number of DREAMers who have received DACA protections over the five years of the program.

690,000

The number of DREAMers currently enrolled in DACA

25

Average age of DREAMers.

6

Average age of DREAMers when they first entered the U.S.

97%

Percentage of DACA recipients who are working or enrolled in school.

900

DACA recipients serving in the military.

0.2%

Percentage of DACA enrollees who had their status revoked because of criminal or gang activity.

Sources: Department of Homeland Security; Migration Policy Institute; National survey conducted by the Center for American Progress; the University of California-San Diego; and several immigration advocacy groups.

Flake to try to force vote on DACA stopgap plan .
Flake said he will introduce a three-year extension next week.Flake's plan would pair a three-year extension of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program with $7.6 billion in border security.

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