In Georgia, 21,600 people have been granted DACA. Of those, 15,700 have resided in the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell area and 1,500 have lived in Gainesville. Nationwide, 689,800 people have been accepted into the DACA program.
"Six years ago, President Obama took action to create a pathway for law-abiding immigrant youth to avoid deportation and have a shot at achieving the American Dream," Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said in a prepared statement. "While administrations may change, the City of Atlanta's values have not. Instead of tearing families apart and using young people as bargaining chips, governments should work together to protect hardworking youth who make our economies and communities stronger, and make meaningful strides in creating a sensible immigration system."