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One DACA Recipient Reflects On His Road To Harvard Medical School

Volunteers with cards to be filled out and sent to members of the House of Representatives as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients wait in line at the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights office in Los Angeles on Sept. 30, 2017. Volunteer lawyers were on hand to offer assistance on the final weekend before the Oct. 5, 2017, deadline when more than 154,000 DACA recipients must renew their work permits before the program ends March 5, 2018. (Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images)
Volunteers with cards to be filled out and sent to members of the House of Representatives as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients wait in line at the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights office in Los Angeles on Sept. 30, 2017. Volunteer lawyers were on hand to offer assistance on the final weekend before the Oct. 5, 2017, deadline when more than 154,000 DACA recipients must renew their work permits before the program ends March 5, 2018. (Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images)

Thursday is the last day for recipients of DACA, or the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, to apply to stay in the United States for another two years. The deadline came out of the Trump administration’s decision a month ago to drop support for the program.

Liz Gannes ( @lizgannes) from the digital audio startup 60dB has the story of one man who is about to finish his residency in orthopedic surgery at Harvard University, and how DACA helped him get there.

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