At DACA's six year mark, more than 814,000 young people had benefited from the program and, as a result, had taken giant steps towards the American mainstream. Things changed under the Trump administration when U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced an end to what had become a very successful policy on September 5th, 2017. What does this termination mean for these young people and their families? Based on a multi-year study, Professor Gonzales provides some interesting answers to these vexing questions.
Roberto G. Gonzales is Professor of Education at Harvard University Graduate School of Education. Since 2002 he has carried out one of the most comprehensive studies of undocumented immigrants in the United States. His book, Lives in Limbo: Undocumented and
Coming of Age in America, is based on an in-depth study that followed 150 undocumented young adults in Los Angeles for twelve years.