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Ending DACA Would Have Wide-Ranging Effects but Immigrant Youth are Fired Up and Politically Engaged
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Ending DACA Would Have Wide-Ranging Effects but Immigrant Youth are Fired Up and Politically Engaged

The authors discuss the results from a survey detailing the experiences of DACA recipients.

Authors

  • Tom K. Wong
  • Sanaa Abrar
  • Tom Jawetz
  • Ignacia Rodriguez Kmec
  • Patrick O’Shea
  • Greisa Martinez Rosas
  •  (Phil Wolgin)
    Philip E. Wolgin

Since it was first announced on June 15, 2012, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy has provided work authorization and temporary relief from deportation to approximately 822,000 undocumented young people across the United States.

From July 16 to August 7, 2018, Tom K. Wong of 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. The study includes 1,050 DACA recipients in 41 states as well as the District of Columbia.

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

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Authors

Tom K. Wong

Senior Fellow

Sanaa Abrar

Tom Jawetz

Vice President, Immigration Policy

Ignacia Rodriguez Kmec

Immigration Policy Advocate, National Immigration Law Center

Patrick O’Shea

Greisa Martinez Rosas

 (Phil Wolgin)

Philip E. Wolgin

Managing Director, Immigration Policy