March 31, 2015
Undocumented immigrants who make it to college face a host of financial and logistical barriers. But they are dramatically more likely to succeed if they were beneficiaries of President Obama’s executive action program, according to a new Institute for Immigration, Globalization, and Education study.

In a survey of 909 undocumented undergraduate students across 34 states, the report authors found that a majority of undocumented students in the study reported worries about being detained or deported, with about half “personally knowing someone who had been deported including a parent or a sibling.” Undocumented undergraduates also reported higher levels of anxiety than the clinical cut off level for the “norm” population.

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