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Study: Ending DACA Will Have Health Effects


by Milenko Martinovich

The Trump administration’s recent decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which granted protection from deportation to unauthorized immigrants who entered the United States as minors, affects roughly 800,000 immigrants.

But terminating DACA may also have perilous consequences for the children of those DREAMers, according to a new study published in Science by Stanford scholars. They found that the protections offered by DACA can drastically enhance health outcomes for those children.

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