The Numbers Behind The ‘Dreamers’

Following President Donald Trump’s decision to wind down the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) executive amnesty program earlier this month, journalists produced a torrent of stories about sympathetic figures who now find themselves in legal limbo.

Many of the reports were long on stirring anecdotes about individuals but didn’t reveal much about the characteristics of DACA recipients, or “Dreamers,” as a group.