‘It’s Scary’: As DACA Decision Looms, Texas College Students Worry About Their Future
Lara Korte, Austin American-Statesman
Austin Community College enrolls about 40,000 students, roughly 1,200 of whom are Dreamers. Armando Sanchez, 20, is one of them. He just graduated with an associate degree and plans to continue his study of political science and communications at Texas State University in the spring.
Sanchez came to the United States as an infant. He’s seen other kids and his own family members get picked up by Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers. Receiving protection under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program offered some relief, but as a possible end nears, the stress is beginning to weigh on him.