Friday, April 18, 2014

Undocumented immigrants no longer deferring college dreams

More kids are getting their DACA status and going to college. We need these kids to stay here and use their educations to work or start businesses.  - - Donna Poisl

By Encarnacion Pyle, The Columbus Dispatch

Growing up, Paola Benefo thought of herself as a proud adopted American, benefiting because the U.S. is a melting pot of people from different countries, races and religions.

She was born in Italy, the daughter of Ghanaian parents. When she was 5, her family moved to the United States for a life with more education and work opportunities, and they embraced their new home.

Then the Sept. 11 attack changed everything, and Benefo and her family were unable to renew their legal residency. They stayed in the U.S., living in the shadows, fearful of being found out.
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