The American nightmare Dreamers fear

Students at the University of South Florida, where I teach, are buzzing with excitement as they tackle a new fall semester. As someone who teaches, advises, and mentors students, I enjoy watching them explore and figure out what the term might hold for them. I’m also a sociologist who studies the lives of immigrants. For some of my students, I see that this semester is different. I’ve been in touch with one student, for example, who is feeling dread and not excitement as she begins her senior year.

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