Video: A look into the life of DACA student Oscar Hernandez

SP Investigates: A look into the life of DACA student Oscar Hernandez from The State Press on Vimeo. Video by Andrea Neff.

Oscar Hernandez, a junior public policy major, is one of almost 200 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients at ASU and one of 51,713 in Arizona as of September 2016.

Hernandez and his parents crossed the Nogales border into Arizona when he was 9 years old. Now the DACA program, brought about by a 2012 executive order by former President Barack Obama, makes recipients eligible for in-state tuition.

President Donald Trump vowed to repeal every "unconstitutional" executive order passed by Obama within his first 100 days in office, leaving DACA students to fight to stay in the United States.

Contributing footage: Carly Henry

Translation: Amy Huckeba and Azucena Martinez

Reach the editor at or follow @andreff05 on Twitter.

Like The State Press on Facebook and follow @statepress on Twitter.

Get the best of State Press delivered straight to your inbox.



This website uses cookies to make your expierence better and easier. By using this website you consent to our use of cookies. For more information, please see our Cookie Policy.