Trump's DACA announcement means an uncertain future for one UW-Stevens Point student
WJFW Channel 12 Rhinelander

​By Rose McBride

Last week the Trump administration announced that they plan to end DACA, a policy that stand for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. 

It allows children who arrived in the U.S. illegally prior to 2007 to stay in the U.S. legally for two years as long as they are pursuing an education and remained free of a criminal record. 

The announcement left many in shock. 

The 800,000 DACA recipients were left wondering what their future held. 

One of those recipients is a student at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. 

"We're good people who are fighting and are working hard to be where we are," said DACA recipient Brigitte Benitez-Vargas. 

Brigitte came to the U.S. with her parents and sister when she was four years old. 

"They decided to leave everything and come up here," said Benitez-Vargas. 

They left the poverty and violence that plagued their small town in Mexico, hoping for a better life. 


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