Global Nation Education dives into immigrant student life — inside and outside the classroom — and meets everyone from newcomers to second-generation kids, along with their teachers and families, to hear what it means to learn and strive in America.
Belsy Garcia Manrique, a 27-year-old medical student in Chicago, came to the US from Guatemala as a child and is protected under DACA. But her 51-year-old father Felix Garcia is scheduled for deportation after 23 years in the US.
Most Latinos in the US, about 90 percent, support Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. But in Texas and especially in cities that are the closest to the US-Mexico Border, about 24 percent say they would want to end the Obama-era program that provides work permits and deportation protections for undocumented immigrants who were brought the US illegally as children.