Almost 20,000 Dreamers Graduate From Texas High Schools Annually, With and Without DACA, Study Finds

Judith Juarez is looking forward to the independence that comes with being a college student and not having to wake up at the crack of dawn for high school.But the 18-year-old senior and class president at her Dallas ISD magnet high school admits that there were times when she thought about dropping out.It wasn’t due to a lack of motivation. It was because she thought that as an unauthorized immigrant who was brought to the U.S. when she was a year and a half old, her career prospects would be limited.“I thought, ‘What am I doing? Why am I taking all these AP courses? Why am I applying for college?’” Juarez said. “I’m going to get through all this and have to work at a diner or something.”  Continue reading...

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