Maggie was in her third year at N .C . State University when she realized she wouldn’t be able to stay enrolled in school for much longer.
“I was paying out of pocket, but I was at my last semester,” sh e said. “I couldn’t do any more. I knew that after this one, I’m dropping out. I have to go back to work. I don’t have the money.”
Maggie and her family moved to the U.S. from Venezuela 21 years ago. She is a recipient of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, also known as DACA. We’re not