Event Title

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Students during the Trump Administration

Mentor 1

Rachel Buff

Start Date

16-4-2021 12:00 AM

Description

In 2012, President Barack Obama created the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The DACA program has allowed young people who were brought to this country illegally by their parents to be free from deportation for two years, to receive permission to study, work and obtain a driver’s license. During Trump’s presidency, his administration fought to end the program in which 800,000 young adults have benefited from. This study looks to demonstrate how the Trump administration’s stance on DACA shaped the educational experiences of DACA students in higher education. To gain a better idea of a DACA student’s experience within higher education, a survey was created for DACA students at UW-Milwaukee (UWM). Among the several questions that I developed, I asked how they were supported during Trump’s presidency. I also asked what UWM can do to assist them in staying enrolled and completing their bachelor’s degree.

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Apr 16th, 12:00 AM

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Students during the Trump Administration

In 2012, President Barack Obama created the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The DACA program has allowed young people who were brought to this country illegally by their parents to be free from deportation for two years, to receive permission to study, work and obtain a driver’s license. During Trump’s presidency, his administration fought to end the program in which 800,000 young adults have benefited from. This study looks to demonstrate how the Trump administration’s stance on DACA shaped the educational experiences of DACA students in higher education. To gain a better idea of a DACA student’s experience within higher education, a survey was created for DACA students at UW-Milwaukee (UWM). Among the several questions that I developed, I asked how they were supported during Trump’s presidency. I also asked what UWM can do to assist them in staying enrolled and completing their bachelor’s degree.