Obama youth amnesty numbers jump to 1.9 million

From the Daily Caller:

The estimated number of younger illegal immigrants potentially eligible for the 2012 “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals” offered by President Barack Obama has jumped from 800,000 to 1.9 million.

The new estimate of 1.9 million was released Aug. 12, by the D.C.-based Migration Policy Institute, and it is 138 percent larger than the original 800,000 estimate announced in June 2012 by the Department of Homeland Security. The younger illegals are dubbed “Dreamers” by Democrats and sympathetic reporters.

Just over 1 million people are immediately eligible for the temporary amnesty, but only 8,000 have a post-graduate degree, and only 53,000 have a bachelor’s degree, according to the MPI study. In comparison, 20 percent of native-born Americans hold college degrees.

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