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Amid Changes to the DACA Program and COVID-19, DACA Recipients are Fired Up and Civically Engaged
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Amid Changes to the DACA Program and COVID-19, DACA Recipients are Fired Up and Civically Engaged

Tom K. Wong and others write about the results of a 2020 survey of DACA recipients.

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Over the past eight years, and despite relentless attacks and efforts by the Department of Homeland Security to end the program, DACA has had an outsized positive impact on the roughly 826,000 young people who have received the status.

From August 18 to September 10, 2020, Tom K. Wong of the U.S. Immigration Policy Center at the University of California, San Diego; United We Dream; the National Immigration Law Center; and the Center for American Progress fielded a national survey to further analyze the experiences of DACA recipients. This study includes 1,157 DACA recipients in 44 states as well as the District of Columbia. This is the sixth consecutive year that we have surveyed DACA recipients.

The above excerpt was originally published in United We Dream. Click here to view the full article.

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Tom K. Wong

Senior Fellow

Sanaa Abrar

Claudia Flores

Associate Director, Policy and Strategy

Tom Jawetz

Vice President, Immigration Policy

Ignacia Rodriguez Kmec

Juliana Macedo do Nascimento

 (Phil Wolgin)

Philip E. Wolgin

Managing Director, Immigration Policy