The mental stresses DACA recipients may endure

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Activists in Los Angeles rallying to defend DACA. Photo credit: Molly Adams/CC 2.0, via Flickr

Recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals have been living in limbo for a long time. When your future is undetermined, that instability can lead to stress, depression, anxiety, and sometimes long-lasting trauma. That can be a daily struggle for many LA-based immigrants who qualify for DACA. 

Plus, a federal judge recently ruled that the U.S. must provide mental health services to families separated at the border. 

Credits

Guest:
Dr. Emanuel Maidenberg - UCLA professor of psychiatry

Host:
Steve Chiotakis

Producers:
Christian Bordal, Jenna Kagel, Caleigh Wells