Becoming DACAmented

  title={Becoming DACAmented},
  author={Roberto G. Gonzales and Veronica Terriquez and Stephen P Ruszczyk},
  journal={American Behavioral Scientist},
  pages={1852 - 1872}
In response to political pressure, President Obama authorized the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in 2012, giving qualified undocumented young people access to relief from deportation, renewable work permits, and temporary Social Security numbers. This policy opened up access to new jobs, higher earnings, driver’s licenses, health care, and banking. Using data from a national sample of DACA beneficiaries (N = 2,381), this article investigates variations in how undocumented… 

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