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The Consequences of Inaction: Social, Mental, and Emotional Effects on DACA Recipients in Limbo

The Im/migrant Well-Being Research Center and scholars from the University of South Florida and the Cisneros Hispanic Leadership Institute at George Washington University partnered to examine the mental, social, and emotional impact of this limbo on DACA recipients living with precarious legal status. The article, Undocumented Again? DACA Rescission, Emotions, and Incorporation Outcomes among Young Adults published earlier this year examines the effects of DACA’s 2017 rescission on Dreamers and explores how both the 2016 presidential election and 2017 executive action that rescinded DACA evoked emotions of sadness, grief, anxiety, and uncertainty.

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