RECORD-JOURNAL (MERIDEN, CONNECTICUT) -- Perez graduated from San Francisco State University with a degree in women’s and gender studies the year DACA went into effect.
“I was worrying about whether or not I’d be able to get a job and use my degree,” she said, “and it came in a very timely moment.”
At the time, she was interning at Dolores Street Community Services in San Francisco.
“I was able to help other people file their (DACA) applications,” she said. “I filed my own, and when I got my work permit, I was able to get a paid job.”
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