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Who Are the Dreamers? Five Charts That Tell Their Story

About 800,000 young people, brought to the U.S. as children, are going to college and pursuing their dreams in the country that they call home.
Published: 10/11/2017

(AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)

About 800,000 young people, brought to the U.S. as children, have been been able to go to college and pursue their dreams in the country that they call home, thanks to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DAC) program, which has protected them from deportation. In September, President Trump announced an end to DACA.

Who Are the Dreamers?

Tell Congress to Preserve DACA and Pass the Dream Act. DACA recipients deserve the certainty and permanent protections the Dream Act provides.

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