Undocumented youth have been a force to reckon with in the ongoing immigration debate.
And there are some interesting tidbits about this group, as revealed in a new study out that was commissioned by Unbound Philanthropy and United We Dream, an advocacy organization.
Tom Wong is a political science professor at UC San Diego who conducted the survey. Wong says that although there is a perception that undocumented immigrants tend to overwhelmingly support Democrats, the survey found that nearly half, or 45 percent surveyed, describe themselves as "independent" or "other."
Other key findings:
- More than 60 percent say they feel more like they belong to the US after DACA, but more than 70 percent also feel that DACA is "not enough."
- Close to 70 percent got a first job or moved to a better job after DACA.
- Twenty percent bought their first car after DACA.
The full survey: In Their Own Words: Undocumented Millennials After DACA.