Where Do Immigrants at the Center of the DACA Debate Live?

There’s a fierce national debate going on over whether or not to allow immigrants who have DACA permits to continue to live and work in the U.S.Where do these immigrants, who call themselves Dreamers, live? An interactive map shows how many people benefit from Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, in each congressional district.Texas has the second highest concentration of DACA recipients and the Dallas area has the third largest DACA population, according to data from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. By district, Rep. Marc Veasey, D-Fort Worth, has the third largest concentration of DACA recipients in the state in his Congressional District 33. About 6,500 DACA recipients live there, according to mapping by the University of Southern California Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration.Not far behind is the 30th Congressional District of Eddie Bernice Johnson, D-Dallas, and the 32nd Congressional District of Rep. Pete Sessions, R-Dallas.DACA is at the heart of a national immigration debate. About 800,000 immigrants who have DACA permits arrived in the U.S. as children under the age of 16 either unlawfully with their parents or on visas that later expired.  Continue reading...

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