The Impact of Deferred Action on Young Adult Immigrants
August 19, 2013 | Publication | Migration

On the one-year of the anniversary of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ implementation of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, the Immigration Policy Center released early findings from the National UnDACAmented Research Project, a MacArthur-supported study of the impact of DACA on the educational, labor market, health, and civic engagement outcomes of young adult immigrants. The research finds that DACA is increasing opportunities for young immigrants for economic and social incorporation, and that many DACA recipients seek further social integration beyond DACA. The study also shows that recipients are fearful that family members and friends could be deported at any time.

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