DACA By The Numbers
September 2, 2017
By rescinding DACA, President Trump would remove protections given to nearly 800,000 immigrants who were brought to this country as children. The DACA program is immensely popular, even among Trump’s own voters, and rescinding it will have damaging impacts on the economy by cutting our nation’s workforce and drastically reducing our GDP. Here are some other important numbers:
78% of registered voters believe DREAMers should be allowed to stay in this country.
56% of registered voters believe DREAMers should be given a path to citizenship.
75% of Trump voters think DACA recipients should be allowed to stay in the country.
78% of Republican voters supported Trump’s decision to keep the DACA program, before we went back on his promise.
74% of conservatives say DREAMers should be allowed to stay in the country.
As much as $460.3 billion would be lost from our nation’s GDP over the next decade from ending DACA.
Nearly 700,000 DACA recipients could be forced out of their jobs and businesses.
$3.4 billion will need to be spent to train and hire new employees to fill the jobs vacated by DREAMers.
$8 billon would be lost annually in state, in the 10 states demanding that the Trump administration end DACA.