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Undocumented millennials show stronger ties after DACA




Young people wait in line to enter the office of The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA) on August 15, 2012 in Los Angeles, California, on the first day of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program
Young people wait in line to enter the office of The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA) on August 15, 2012 in Los Angeles, California, on the first day of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program
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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:

The full survey: In Their Own Words: Undocumented Millennials After DACA.