Study by Brookings Institution describes data on undocumented immigrants who came to the US as children
The New York Times reports on a new study by the Brookings Institution that "presents what the group calls 'an emerging portrait' of young immigrants who have sought a temporary reprieve from deportation under a year-old program that is one of President Obama’s signature immigration initiatives". Brookings used the Freedom of Information Act to get access to data from the government's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program to create the report. Notable points: More than half a million people have applied in the year that the program has been in effect; 72 percent have been approved and 1 percent denied; Most are of Mexican origin; One-third of the applicants arrived in the US before turning 5 years old (the mode of the age of arrival distribution is 8 years). Very important and interesting work.