Dreamers In Medical School Ask Congress To Help Them So They Can Help Others

Dreamers In Medical School Ask Congress To Help Them So They Can Help OthersManuel Bernal, a fourth-year medical student, is busy studying and soon will be applying to residency programs in hopes of one day becoming an emergency room physician who serves underserved communities ― he hopes in his home state of Tennessee. Now he is adding another task: lobbying members of Congress to pass a bill protecting young undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children, like he did. After President Donald Trump rescinded the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program last week, the need for legislation is urgent for Bernal, and not just because DACA recipients’ work permits and deportation protections will begin to expire in larger numbers in six months.



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