Imagine working hard to achieve your dream of attending the University of California at Los Angeles, only to find after getting in that your dreams may not come true after all. Sean Tan, 24, a UCLA public policy graduate student, knows that feeling all too well.
A little over a month ago, the Trump administration announced it was rescinding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Since 2012, DACA has provided work authorization and temporary relief from deportation to approximately 800,000 young immigrants — Dreamers — who came to the United States as children. Today, these young people are 25 years old on average and have been in the country for at least 10 years — much longer for many.