https://i0.wp.com/genderpolicyreport.umn.edu/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/DACA-2.jpg?fit=588%2C592 592 588 Debra Fitzpatrick http://genderpolicyreport.umn.edu/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/gendereport.png Debra Fitzpatrick2017-11-07 16:15:052018-02-05 19:58:04Who Didn’t Apply for DACA and Why it Matters
Even without attacks from the White House, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) has already been restricted in many ways. This becomes immediately apparent when we consider how—and which—immigrant youth have been represented in relation to it. Amidst, or perhaps because of, limited engagement with Asian youth directly, immigrant advocacy on behalf of Chinese youth in particular has largely relied on presumptions of gendered and racialized vulnerability. Though not often considered, these (mis)representations matter, impacting youths’ trust in policy and further underscoring the contingent nature of DACA’s duration and success.