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The Facts Speak for Themselves: DACA Has Created a Stronger America
DACA Changes Young Lives for the Better – In California, DACA has changed the lives of nearly 223,000 young people who have lived in the United States since childhood, allowing them to better contribute to the economy, their families and their communities. A total of 800,000 young people in the U.S. have benefitted from DACA. [U.S. Department of Homeland Security, 2017]
If DACA Ends, State Economies Will Suffer – Ending DACA would cost California more than $11.6 billion in annual GDP losses. And it’s not just California. Altogether, the 10 states demanding that the Trump administration end DACA—Alabama, Arkansas, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Nebraska, Tennessee, Texas, South Carolina, and West Virginia—stand to lose more than $8 billion annually in state GDP if they get their wish.
Nationally, ending DACA would result in a loss of $460.3 billion from the GDP over the next decade. [Center for American Progress, 2017]
Ending DACA Will Impact the Workforce – Ending DACA would remove an estimated 685,000 workers from the nation’s economy. [Center For American Progress, 2017]
The data shows that at least 72 percent of the top 25 Fortune 500 companies—including Walmart, Apple, General Motors, Amazon, JPMorgan Chase, Home Depot, Wells Fargo and others—employ DACA recipients. All told, these companies account for $2.8 trillion in annual revenue. [Center for American Progress, 2017]