University of Wisconsin-Whitewater sophomore student Oscar Perez joined a group of 150 students and professionals in Washington, D.C. this week to meet with Congressional representatives to ask them find a non-partisan solution for replacing the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy. “It was very exciting,” Perez said. “It made me happy to be around people in a similar situation as me.
According to 2016 data compiled by the Migration Policy Institute, approximately 14,000 people in Wisconsin are eligible for DACA – 10,000 immediately eligible, 2,000 solely for educational purposes and 2,000 potentially eligible in the future. Wisconsin’s DACA-eligible population makes up just one percent of the nation’s total of more than 1.9 million people.
*Editor’s note: Some of the names in this story have been altered to grant anonymity for individuals who are concerned of their safety. Stacy Mares* fears her husband could be deported. If he is taken away, their family would face major financial struggles. “You’re going to take away the best of the best because he wasn’t born here,” said Mares, a UW-Whitewater student whose husband is a DREAMer supporting their family.
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Selecting a term
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Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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