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Dreamer Israel Flores, 24. Born in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico.

Sac State student and ASI Vice President of Academic Affairs Israel Flores takes notes during an ASI meeting Wednesday, Oct. 4. Flores is a DACA recipient and is currently studying communications with a minor in history.

October 11, 2019

When Israel Flores graduated high school, college was not an immediate option. Flores did not qualify for financial support from the state. When DACA was put into effect, Flores was able to have his community college fees waived. Raised in Sacramento, Flores is currently a Sac State communications major with a m...

Dreamer Denisse Garcia, 21. Born in Tepic, Nayarit, Mexico.

Sac State student, Denisse Garcia, ASI Vice President of Finance, takes notes during an ASI meeting Wednesday, Oct. 4. Garcia is a DACA recipient who is currently studying business.

October 11, 2019

When Denisse Garcia heard about Trump’s decision to end DACA, she had a breakdown. Suddenly, the stability Garcia worked so hard toward was in danger. “I realized everything was flipping on me,” Garcia said. “I thought I had my life figured out, then out of nowhere, nothing in my life is sec...

Dreamer Erik Ramirez, 34. Born in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico. 

Erik Ramirez, program coordinator of the Dreamers Resource Center, speaks to guests Friday, Sept. 6 during the DRC open house. Ramirez is a DACA recipient that graduated in May 2019 and became the full-time coordinator for the Dreamers’ Resource Center.

October 11, 2019

Sac State alumnus and DRC program coordinator Erik Ramirez graduated from Lompoc High School before DACA was in place. Ramirez was very involved with his high school, serving as student president of his class and graduating with a 4.3 GPA. Although he received several scholarships, there was no acc...

‘Nothing in my life is secure’: Sac State DACA recipients speak out

From left to right, in this photo illustration are DACA recipients Israel Flores, Denisse Garcia and Erik Ramirez. The California State University recently granted funds for schools in their system to offer legal services to DACA recipients.

Kendra Rivera-Molina

October 9, 2019

Seven years ago, President Barack Obama announced an immigration policy that allowed those who were brought to the United States as undocumented children and youth to lawfully stay in the country, under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, DACA, program. In 2017, President Donald Trump declared the...

The Faces of DACA at Sac State

The Faces of DACA at Sac State

Kameron Schmid and Joseph Daniels

October 5, 2017

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival, or DACA, has been rescinded and will soon expire; the last extensions are being accepted until tomorrow only. As of last semester, Sacramento State was home to around 1,000 undocumented immigrants, 65 of whom were DACA recipients, according to the university. Th...

#SacStateSays: Should undocumented residents be given a path to citizenship?

#SacStateSays: Should undocumented residents be given a path to citizenship?

Vu Chau

October 4, 2017

Nearly 800,000 young undocumented immigrants in the United States today receive work permits and deportation relief via the Deferred Actions for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. We decided to ask students whether they believe undocumented immigrants who were brought over as children deserve a clear pat...

#SacStateSays: How do you feel about the decision to end DACA?

#SacStateSays: How do you feel about the decision to end DACA?

Kameron Schmid

September 13, 2017

Last week, President Donald Trump announced that he would rescind the executive order by President Barack Obama issuing the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), leaving it up to Congress to legislate a replacement if there is to be one. We asked Sacramento State students for their thoughts...