The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program authorized certain illegal immigrants a temporary reprieve from deportation.

On Sept. 5, the Trump administration ordered a phase-out of the program and set March 5 as a deadline by which the president expected Congress to create a solution to the issue.

Related story: DACA: The facts and the future of a program in limbo

But two federal court injunctions earlier this year halted the unraveling of the Obama-era program.

Meanwhile, a U.S. Supreme Court decision Monday means that DACA is continuing, at least for those already in the pipeline, while the issue winds its way through the court system.

DACA by state[hhmc]

California has the most DACA recipients of any state: 197,900. Texas, with the second-highest number of DACA recipients, has 113,000. Here are the top 10 states:

DACA recipients

DACA by district[hhmc]

Southern California has 89,900 DACA recipients, 13 percent of the nation’s total and the most of any metropolitan area. The USC Dornsife Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration calculated the estimated loss of Gross Domestic Product caused by removing DACA recipients in each congressional district:

California and So Cal DACA

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You can see an interactive map detailing DACA recipients and their economic impact, created by the USC Dornsife Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration and the Center for American Progress and updated Oct. 11, 2017.

DACA demographics[hhmc]

The average age of Dreamers is 24, with those 25 and younger making up two-thirds of active DACA recipients


Country of birth[hhmc]

(Not all countries listed)
As of Sept. 4, 2017
Total 689,800 (Percentage)
Mexico 548,000 (79.4)
El Salvador 25,900 (3.7)
Guatemala 17,700 (2.6)
Honduras 16,100 (2.3)
Peru 7,420 (1.1)
South Korea 7,310 (1.1)
Brazil 5,780 (0.8)
Ecuador 5,460 (0.8)
Colombia 5,020 (0.7)
Argentina 3,970 (0.6)
Philippines 3,880 (0.6)
India 2,640 (0.4)
Jamaica 2,640 (0.4)
Venezuela 2,480 (0.4)
Dominican Republic 2,430 (0.4)
Uruguay 1,930 (0.3)
Trinidad & Tobago 1,930 (0.3)
Bolivia 1,700 (0.2)
Costa Rica 1,620 (0.2)
Chile 1,410 (0.2)
Poland 1,390 (0.2)
Nicaragua 1,370 (0.2)
Pakistan 1,340 (0.2)
Nigeria 1,020 (0.1)
Guyana 980 (0.1)
Belize 820 (0.1)
Canada 750 (0.1)
China 740 (0.1)
Indonesia 710 (0.1)
Kenya 700 (0.1)
Portugal 520 (0.1)
United Kingdom 500 (0.1)
Bangladesh 490 (0.1)
Ghana 490 (0.1)
Mongolia 480 (0.1)
Panama 440 (0.1)

Sources: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, USC Dornsife Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration and the Center for American Progress, Migration Policy Institute

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