Laura E. Enriquez, an assistant professor of Chicano/Latino Studies at UC Irvine, is author of the book “Of Love and Papers: How Immigration Policy Affects Romance and Family.” [Enriquez writes,] “For my research on the effects on immigration policy, I interviewed 72 DACA recipients in California in 2011-2012 – before DACA began – and then again in 2015 when they were DACA beneficiaries. They reported substantial changes in their economic situations, with their average incomes increasing by almost $500 a month.”

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