In a New Land, Another Barrier
Meredith Kolodner, The Hechinger Report/The New York Times
Estrella Rivas is one of more than 690,000 young people brought to this country illegally as children and temporarily granted the right to stay under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
Now many DACA recipients, including Rivas, are ready for college. But the price can be prohibitive. Rivas is fortunate. She will attend Rutgers University with help from a New Jersey program that allows DACA recipients to receive the same state financial aid as other residents.