publication . Article . 2015

From Undocumented to DACAmented: Benefits and Limitations of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program, Three Years Following its Announcement

Patler, Caitlin; Cabrera, Jorge; Dream Team Los Angeles;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 May 2015
  • Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
  • Country: Mexico
Abstract
Announced by President Obama in June 2012, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program offers eligible undocumented youth and young adults a reprieve from deportation and temporary work authorization. This study assesses DACA’s impacts on the educational and socioeconomic trajectories and health and wellbeing of young adults in Southern California, comparing DACA recipients with undocumented youth who do not have DACA status. The study took place 2.5 years after DACA’s initiation, with the purpose of exploring the longer-term impacts of the program. Findings suggest that existing policies related to health, education, employment, and immigration ma...
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free text keywords: Education, Law, Social and Behavioral Sciences, DACA, undocumented, deferred action for childhood arrivals
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