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Colorado universities help students apply for DACA renewal 

By: The Associated Press
October 5, 2017 Updated: October 5, 2017 at 7:22 pm
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A group of students lead the larger crowd that turned out and showed up in support of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) at Acacia Park and ended their rally at the office of Cory Gardner on Tuesday September 5, 2017 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. (Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).

DENVER — Universities and colleges across Colorado are helping some young immigrants renew their applications for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

At issue are students who were brought to the country as children and living in the country illegally but have been protected from deportation under the program enacted by the Obama administration. President Donald Trump rescinded it but those already enrolled in the program are eligible to renew their permits for another two years as long as they apply by Thursday.

Colorado Public Radio reports that many public and private universities have provided these students with legal advice and covered the renewal fees through private funds.

University officials say that they are worried the uncertainly around the program's future could lead students to give up on their studies.

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