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Life after ‘Deferred Action’ policy

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program began in August 2012; since then, more than 400,000 young people have received DACA benefits, and been relieved of the constant anxiety of a life without papers.  Four “DACAmented” youth speak about how DACA has changed their daily lives, and their hopes for a future.  “Being able to drive is a complete godsend.  I looked more at my rearview mirror more than the front of the road whenever I drove, all the time just looking for cops.”  See the video and read interviews with locals working after applying for DACA, on Voicewaves.

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This entry was posted on January 16, 2014 by in Print, Video, Voicewaves and tagged , , , , , .

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