Data Visualizations: U.S. Immigration

Students wave flags representing the nations of origin of immigrants who became U.S. citizens during a ceremony in Jersey City, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit upheld a challenge to the deferred deportation program brought by Texas and twenty five other states with Republican governors, who argued that Obama did not have the authority to protect around one-third of the nation's undocumented immigrants by executive order.