Eastern Connecticut ‘Dreamers’ Navigate Life After Graduation, and Politics of Immigration


Editor’s note: the subject of this story has requested anonymity as a condition for speaking on the record. His name has been changed to protect his identity. As a child, Patrick arrived in the United States as an undocumented immigrant. Without the chance to qualify for financial aid or most merit scholarships in his home state, he grew up knowing that attending college was likely impossible.  But everything changed in 2016 when he received a scholarship from TheDream.US, a private program that has provided scholarships to more than 3,000 students to attend one of more than 70 partnering colleges. “TheDream.US