DACA eligibility for mothers improves children’s mental health

Stanford Medicine
Children with mothers eligible for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program suffer from lower rates of anxiety and adjustment disorders than those with mothers who lack DACA eligibility. Researchers further narrowed in on adjustment and anxiety disorders, theorizing that children may be stressed by the uncertainty of their parents’ immigration status. What they found is that mothers’ DACA eligibility significantly decreased adjus