Marcelo and Carola Suárez-Orozco: Op-Ed Calls for Keeping Promises to DACA Immigrants

Co-directors of Institute for Immigration, Globalization, & Education advocate for youth who are essentially educated, contributing Americans.

Wasserman Dean Marcelo Suárez-Orozco and Professor of Education Carola Suárez-Orozco have published an op-ed in U.S. News & World Report on the importance of preserving the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals act in the wake of possible impending deportations by the Trump administration. The researchers, who co-direct the Institute for Immigration, Globalization, and Education with Professor of Education Robert T. Teranishi, shared their findings on the high clinical rates of anxiety among undocumented students, who faced the threat of deportation for themselves and/or family members.

“They were experiencing a heightened sense of anxiety because by providing all the requisite information to obtain DACA benefits for themselves, they were increasing the exposure of their family members,” write the Suárez-Orozcos. “In the immediate aftermath of the recent presidential election, it appears that all their worst fears are coming to fruition. With the incoming president’s looming threat of immediately deporting 2 to 3 million undocumented people, their parents and siblings seem like low hanging fruit that the DACA youth helped to ‘out.'”

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