When U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced last month that DACA would be coming to an end, University of Maryland student Valeria A. watched it on a live stream in her dorm room while shaking in tears.
After the announcement ended, Valeria kept refreshing the page, hoping there would be something more to answer her questions.
“I was an emotional wreck,” Valeria said.
Valeria is one of the 132 students at this university protected under Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals — a program that allows undocumented immigrants who came to the country as children and meet certain requirements to study and work in two-year blocks — who have been left uncertain about their future following the announcement. Valeria is not identified by last name to protect her identity.