For DACA Applicants, Community Support Can Make a Difference

May 27, 2020

How do community factors impact whether and how someone applies for DACA? A new paper co-authored by Professor Els de Graauw sheds light on the challenges that line the path to DACA.

When the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program was announced in 2012, an estimated 1.76 million undocumented youth were eligible to apply. But only 69% of the immediately eligible youth have secured DACA status. Professor Els de Graauw's research, which sheds light on the challenges to securing DACA status, is featured on SUM

Professor de Graauw is an Associate Professor at Baruch College, CUNY and a faculty member of the International Migration Studies program at The Graduate Center, CUNY.