DACA, which was established in 2012 under the Obama administration, grants temporary legal status to immigrants brought illegally to the U.S. as children. The Trump administration has since proposed to end the program, making nearly 1 million young adults eligible for deportation.
Amid this uncertainty, college students living in the U.S. without legal permission are encountering restrictions on receiving and affording education. Three states ban offering them in-state tuition rates, and two states prohibit them from enrolling in public colleges. However, 18 states offer some form of in-state tuition.