The long-term impact of DACA: forging futures despite DACA’s uncertainty

The long-term impact of DACA: forging futures despite DACA’s uncertainty

Roberto G. Gonzales, Sayil Camacho, Kristina Brant, Carlos Aguilar, Immigration Initiative at Harvard (November, 2019)

In this report, we summarize the experiences of DACA beneficiaries who have gone through several renewals but continue to worry about their futures in the United States. The narratives of our respondents shed important light on the positive impact of DACA, but also highlight its limitations in a time of uncertainty and heavy immigration enforcement. The results of this study have clear implications for U.S. immigration policy and practice.

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