Stuck in Legal Limbo, Alum Denia Perez Leads Fight for Dreamers to Practice Law

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR/ASSOCIATED PRESS -- Perez, who grew up in Northern California and has a degree from San Francisco State University in Women and Gender Studies, also plans to apply to the bar in New York. She is beginning a two-year fellowship with an organization called Make The Road New York, working with people facing deportation.

She said she feels it's her responsibility to expand on the work other DACA students have done securing privileges in Connecticut, such as in-state tuition. This year, they successfully lobbied lawmakers for access to public financial aid.