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Some DACA Students Pursue Higher Education For The First Time

Published: Friday, August 21, 2015 - 4:43pm
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Students are generally moved in and classes are coming back into session at colleges and universities across Arizona. For some students, it’s a whole new world.

Cesar Calderon is one of them. He starts classes next week at Mesa Community College. The 26-year-old graduated from Mesa High in 2012, but wasn’t able to afford higher education until a judge upheld a policy making some undocumented immigrants under the Obama administration’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program eligible for in-state tuition at the Maricopa Community Colleges.

Calderon is originally from Mexico, but has lived in Mesa for 20 years.

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