Community Health, Youth Voices
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.