Hope for DACA at Berkeley
Although Arturo Fernandez was born in Mexico, he considers Pittsburg, CA, his home. His earliest childhood memories are right here in California. He’s studying statistics as a Ph.D. student at the University of California Berkeley and helps out his family back in Pittsburg.
All of that can be taken away from him after President Trump’s decision to end Deferred Action for Early Childhood Arrivals, or DACA. Fernandez is a DACA student and it allows him to get a two-year work permit, go to college and receive temporary protection from deportation.
Fernandez, along with the University of California are not giving up on the DACA program without a fight. Here’s his story and what the university is doing to help.CREDITS:
REPORTERS: Rachel Loyd
PHOTO CAPTION & CREDIT: UC Berkeley Ph.D. student and DACA recipient Arturo Fernandez with younger brothers at a Cal football game. (Arturo Fernandez)