Even though Colorado State University classes were in session Wednesday in Fort Collins, Maritza stayed home.
Normally, the senior entering her final stretch toward a diploma would have gone to class. But hours after Republican Donald Trump was named America's president-elect, she woke up devastated and afraid.
Maritza, an undocumented immigrant whose Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals status has shielded her from deportation, doesn’t know what her life will look like a few months from now. She’s lived in the United States for 18 years after coming here from Mexico when she was 5.
“This is a country I know and love, and I thought it loved me back,” she said in a phone interview. “It doesn’t feel good.”
So, she took a personal day.
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