Last Thursday night, a few of us from the community had dinner with a few DACA students currently attending The University of Colorado.
We listened as the students shared stories of how their families came to this country, how old they were when they arrived, what they were studying in school, internships they’d held over the summer, and hopes and fears they had for the future.
Two sisters from Mexico — the older one who is a DACA recipient and the younger one who was born here — spoke about the different paths their future’s hold, not because of dreams, ambitions, and desires, but because of who had been born on what side of the border.
Students from Mongolia, China, and Ecuador spoke about what would happen if DACA was rescinded.
At the end of our time together, we hugged good-bye, with promises to meet again soon and continue the conversation.