Overcoming Fear And Anxiety Of Being Undocumented In Georgia

May 31, 2018

With no decisive action on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, young immigrants in the United States face an uncertain future. It takes toll on their mental health.


DACA is an Obama-era program, which protects about 700,000 young immigrants from deportation.

 

Belisa Urbina is the executive director of Ser Familia, a Georgia-based group that provides counseling and support for Latino families who live here. Urbina explains how mental health affects the immigrant experience, especially for undocumented immigrants.