DACA is still in effect.
You can still renew, but Covid-19 has halted some processes. Find out more below:
We know that waiting to hear about the status of DACA can be taxing. The strain can weight heavily on your emotional and mental health, even if you're not aware of it. Prince William and Duchess Catherine's organization, Every Mind Matters, advocates for more awareness of mental health and wellbeing. These tips for maintaining healthy wellbeing were released in response to the Coronavirus crisis, but the advice is useful outside of pandemics, too.
"For many, the realities of the undocumented experience in America today rival the stressors that brought them here in the first place."
-Jose Antonio Vargas, article: If You're Undocumented in Trump's America, Mental Health Matters
10 tips to help if you are worried about coronavirus. (2020, May 1). Every Mind Matters. Retrieved from https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/coronavirus-covid-19-anxiety-tips/
Kalda, Sam. (Photographer). (2016, May 10). Untitled [digital image]. The New York Times. Retrieved from https://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2016/05/10/the-mindful-child/
Mccammon, Sarah. (May 4, 2020). Advice for dealing with uncertainty, from people who've been there. npr. Retrieved from https://www.npr.org/2020/05/01/849181366/advice-for-dealing-with-uncertainty-from-people-whove-been-there
Media resources. (n.d.). National Suicide Prevention Hotline. https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/media-resources/
Vargas, Jose Antonio. (September 19, 2017). If you're undocumented in trump's America, mental health matters. Thrive Global. Retrieved from https://thriveglobal.com/stories/if-you-re-undocumented-in-trump-s-america-mental-health-matters/
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