Childhood arrivals

Nearly 800,000 foreign-born students and workers brought to the U.S. illegally as children have enrolled in a federal program that protects them from deportation. President Trump has decided to rescind the program in March, although Congress could pass a law extending protection. Here is a look at where participants live and where they were born:

Top 5 states of residency

State
Residents
California
223,749
Texas
124,744
Illinois
42,537
New York
42,503
Florida
33,207

SOURCE: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

DACA participants in New England

State
Residents
Massachusetts
8,053
Connecticut
4,989
Rhode Island
1,248
New Hampshire
374
Maine
98
Vermont
44

SOURCE: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

Top 5 countries of birth for DACA participants (nationwide)

Country
Residents
Mexico
622,743
El Salvador
28,571
Guatemala
20,000
Honduras
18,385
Peru
9,102

SOURCE: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

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