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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.

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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)

Tom Jawetz

Senior Fellow

Ignacia Rodriguez Kmec

Immigration Policy Advocate, National Immigration Law Center

Patrick O’Shea

Greisa Martinez Rosas

 (Phil Wolgin)

Philip E. Wolgin

Former Managing Director, Immigration Policy

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Photo shows a young child wearing a white and yellow shirt and a mask with an adult's hand gently touching her head

Since 2015, the Center for American Progress, along with Tom K. Wong, United We Dream, and the National Immigration Law Center, have fielded a national survey to analyze the experiences of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients. The survey results illustrate the profound impact that DACA has on recipients’ lives and how DACA recipients make substantive contributions to their families, their communities, and the United States overall. Specifically, the results have shown how DACA protections have enabled recipients to access better educational and job opportunities. The demographic data collected by the survey enable policymakers to understand how essential DACA recipients are in the fabric of American society.

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