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Committee Chairperson Jeannine Walsh Eithne Clarke

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Need some basic facts to share as you discuss the immigration system in the US?  Immigration - Did You Know

Brain Gain
48% of immigrants to US 2011-2015 were college graduates….compared to 31% of US born adults

One in 2 of immigrant college grads is from Asia

Latin Americas are the 2nd largest group of highly skilled immigrants


In the rust belt areas like Michigan and Ohio 59-63% of recent immigrants had a bachelor degree
but 27# of native born were college graduates


DACCA
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals started in 2012 with by 2016 66% of the immediately
eligible had applied, 752,154 were approved 7% denied as of 8/2016.

Top states for application for DACA were California 27%,Texas 16%,NY and Illinois 5# each with
FLORIDA at 4#. Florida had 5# in renewals.


THE CHILDREN
Between October 2016 and January 2017 the US Border Patrol apprehended 25,694
unaccompanied children and 54,147 family units 93% were from Mexico, Guatamala,
El Salvador, and Honduras.