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***With the rescission of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program moving into full force in spring 2018, an average of 915 young unauthorized immigrants will lose their work authorization and protection from deportation each day beginning on March 6, 2018 through March 5, 2020, according to MPI estimates.


***In the United States there are 3.2 million undocumented children and young adults under the age of 24 (www.migrationpolicy.org, 2012).


***In 2010 undocumented immigrants paid an estimated $13 billion into the social security system, but only received $1 billion in benefits contributing to $12 billion in cash flow (www.ssa.gov, 2013)


***Approximately 65,000 undocumented students graduate from U.S. high schools every year (US Dept. of Education, 2015).


***About 5 to 10% of undocumented students pursue higher education, and far fewer successfully graduate with a degree (US Dept. of Education, 2015).