Shortly after the 2016 elections a MuckRock member filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service for records related to processing time of DACA renewals. This is the data received from that request.
Mexico is the top country of origin for participants in the DACA program and California is the top state of U.S. residency. This site includes demographic data and exploratory tools (using Tableau) for DACA participants in 41 states using 2016 data.
Official U.S. Customs and Immigration Services reports on requests for consideration under DACA regulations by year and by quarter.
Researchers in social sciences have studied the participants in DACA to examine the program's effects on a number of social and economic outcomes. The research studies here (from academic journals) include links to full datasets that are available for download.
Pope, N. G. (2016). The effects of DACAmentation: The impact of deferred action for childhood arrivals on unauthorized immigrants. Journal of Public Economics, 143, 98–114. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpubeco.2016.08.014
Parital abstract: This paper looks at how DACA affects DACA-eligible immigrants' labor market outcomes. I use a difference-in-differences design for unauthorized immigrants near the criteria cutoffs for DACA eligibility. I find DACA increases the likelihood of working by increasing labor force participation and decreasing the unemployment rate for DACA-eligible immigrants. Dataset via ScienceDirect
Wadhia, S. S. (2013). My great FOIA adventure and discoveries of deferred action cases at ICE(No. ID 2195758). Rochester, NY: Social Science Research Network.
Abstract: This article describes my adventures in FOIA litigation and analyzes deferred action data collected informally by 24 ICE field offices between October 1, 2011, and June 30, 2012. This article also offers recommendations for the agency on data collection, recordkeeping, and transparency in deferred action cases. Dataset via Harvard Dataverse.