Young Immigrants In Minnesota Worry As Election Nears
ST. PAUL (AP) - The presidential election is a nervous time for many young immigrants in Minnesota who entered the country illegally.
Nearly 6,000 immigrants in the state are living under two-year reprieves from deportation authorized by President Barack Obama.
Many used the opportunity to enroll in college. That opportunity could be in serious trouble by next week, depending on who wins the presidency.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says he would cancel the reprieves, known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, on the first day of his administration.
Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton says she'd expand the program and fight for comprehensive immigration reform.
Data from the Minnesota Office of Higher Education this fall show 763 students applied for in-state tuition and financial assistance, which the state permits.