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See the States Where Obama’s Immigration Actions Will Affect the Most People

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Of the estimated 11.3 million undocumented immigrants in the United States, nearly half are expected now to be eligible to avoid deportation under President Obama’s forthcoming executive actions. The Migration Policy Institute estimates that 3.7 million undocumented parents of citizens or legal permanent residents fall under the protection of the actions. Obama is also expected to expend coverage of the 2012 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, encompassing a total of 1.5 million others.

The following map shows where these 5 million people live, according to MPI’s estimates. Data was unavailable for a handful of states with low immigrant populations.

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