Some DACA Students Pursue Higher Education For The First Time
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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