More than 1 million immigrants who are younger than 31 and were brought to the country illegally when they were children could immediately qualify for two-year, renewable work permits and protection from being deported when a new policy takes effect Aug.15.
That includes 46,000 in the Bay Area and another 19,000 here who are children younger than 15 who could benefit when they grow older, according to the estimates by the Immigration Policy Center, an advocacy and research group based in Washington, D.C.
View number of potential beneficiaries based on current congressional districts.
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Data Center: Number and origin of immigrants eligible for work permits