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DACA Demographics of Sonoma County
Current laws affects and demographics of who DACA recipients are.
Current laws and stipulations are threatening the legal status of immigrants in the United States. The president’s decision to end DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) and call to congress to act has left the “Dreamers” of the country in uncertainty. Many recipients and their acquaintances have been left feeling betrayed by the country they have called home and feeling like they are being discriminated against.
For a group project in my Investigative Sociology class at Sonoma State University, a set of interviews were held with DACA recipients of Sonoma County to understand the demographic of the recipients and the effects recent laws have had on them and their families. The interviews were to help understand who the DACA population is and how greatly they have been impacted socially and psychologically by recent decisions.
As a result of the interviews it is clear to see that the demographic of DACA recipients varies widely, but overall people are resilient in that they are working hard to be good citizens of their country and they have learned to adapt to all of the circumstances that they have faced in their lives. It is important to discuss this issue and bring awareness to it in our communities, in order to understand that although it does not affect most of us, it is a critical topic that affects many people we know.