Why the University of California Is Fighting for DACA
Sarah Tory, High Country News
Stephanie Medina has felt adrift for most of her life. When her classmates in San Bernardino, California, were dreaming of college and careers, Medina hesitated to think about the future. Medina is undocumented; it was easier to forgo her dreams and ambitions, accepting life without the hope that anything would change.
But things did change, thanks to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. And when Medina became a college student at the University of California, Santa Cruz, she found a support system that would fight to keep her dreams alive.