Editor's note

Discovering that you’re an undocumented immigrant is a life changing moment for those who were brought to the U.S. as children. And, as research from the University of South Florida’s Elizabeth Aranda and George Washington’s Elizabeth Vaquera shows, this discovery provoked deep fear and anxiety in many – some to the point of suicidal thoughts and attempts. That all changed with DACA, which gave them not just security, but peace of mind. Now that the Trump administration has decided to rescind this policy, however, mental health issues are bound to reemerge.

Following North Korea’s latest nuclear test, President Trump tweeted Sunday that he may sever all trade with any country doing business with Pyongyang. This, argues UC Merced’s Greg Wright, is plainly an empty and meaningless threat. To understand just how empty, consider the iPhone.

And a recent study offers some good news about global ocean resources. As Halley Froehlich and Rebecca Gentry of the University of California, Santa Barbara explain, sustainable offshore aquaculture could produce as much seafood as all of the world’s wild marine fisheries, using a total area smaller than Lake Michigan.

Danielle Douez

Associate Editor, Politics + Society

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A rally in support of DACA outside of the White House. AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin

How DACA affected the mental health of undocumented young adults

Elizabeth Aranda, University of South Florida; Elizabeth Vaquera, George Washington University

Research shows that for many young people, discovering they were undocumented led to significant mental distress. After DACA they found peace of mind.

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