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Is DACA Helping the Economy?

How are DACA recipients impacting the economy?

Facebook's ( (FB) - Get Facebook, Inc. Class A Report ) Mark Zuckerburg is just one of the CEO's calling on President Trump to keep the DACA program in effect. It stands for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and would allow immigrants who entered the country illegally with their parents as children to stay in the U.S.

A survey from Tom K. Wong of the University of California, San Diego; United We Dream (UWD); the National Immigration Law Center (NILC); and the Center for American Progress looks at the impact DACA recipients are having on the U.S. economy:

Nearly 800,000 people qualify for immigration protection under DACA
A national survey found 91% are employed
75% of Fortune 25 companies employ DACA recipients
5% started their own businesses after receiving DACA protection
After receiving DACA protections, a majority of recipients say they:
- Bought their first car
- Got their first credit card
- Helped their families become financially independent

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