06 January 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Last Chance to Complete DACA Survey, (Open Even To Those Who Have Not Applied)

If you qualify, or know someone else who does, please take part in this historic study of undocumented young people by completing this survey.

To qualify for the survey, you must:

1) Currently live in the United States, but have been born in another country;
2) Are between the ages of 18-32;
3) Are not a U.S. citizen;
4) Are not a legal permanent resident;
5) Arrived in the U.S. before age 16 and;
6) Have not left the United States in the last 5 years

Please note that you can take the survey even if you have not applied for DACA, or are not eligible due to other factors. Harvard professor, Roberto Gonzales, who launched the survey, tells me:

We’re hoping for a final surge from around the country, and are hoping to boost numbers in Georgia, Florida, Arizona and Texas. We want people to know that you don’t have to be a high achiever to take the survey, and the survey is also open to those who haven’t applied for DACA but are eligible.

The National UnDACAmented Research Project is a national study that seek to understand the effects of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program on the everyday lives of young people receiving (or wishing to receive) its benefits. This is the first and only national survey of its kind on the undocumented youth population. The purpose of the project is to understand the effects of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) on the everyday lives of young people who have applied for, or are planning to apply for, DACA.

It is critically important that people participate in large numbers to give a more accurate picture of our community, and to ascertain what sort of services our community still needs in a post-DACA world.

The survey closes on Tuesday  at 11:59 pm, so this is your last chance to take it. It takes only 15 minutes to complete.

Update: Earlier version of this post stated that participants were getting $20 gift cards. The project has actually run out of these. But it is still advisable to take the survey, because it helps out our community.

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