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Shadow Class: College Dreamers in Trump's America

Andy Vasoyan
APM Reports
Alexis Rodriguez, a DACA recipient and math teacher with Teach for America, marched in Los Angeles on Inauguration Day, January 20, 2017.

This weekend, WRVO continues our series of education documentaries from American Public Media. This week: the issues undocumented students face when they try to continue their education.

U.S. public schools must treat undocumented students like citizens. But once these students graduate, everything changes. Without papers, they don't qualify for federal college grants, they can't legally work to pay for tuition, and they may have to pay out-of-state tuition.

Some young immigrants received temporary papers under an Obama administration program. But now they find themselves on a collision course with newly powerful opponents, including a president who swept into office on a wave of anti-immigrant fear and anger.

This program follows immigrant students in the early months of the Trump administration.

Join us for more Sunday, September 10 at 7 p.m.