Dana Salinas said the fact that she was undocumented really sunk in during high school when she needed a social security number to get college credit for the college courses she’d taken. “You don’t have one,” her mother, Tamara De La Garza, told her. Salinas, now 19 and a student at Austin Community College, recently was approved for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals — the Obama Administration program launched last summer that gives certain undocumented immigrants temporary protection from deportation. She was among a roomful of immigrants who came to Austin’s Equal Justice Center on Wednesday to celebrate getting DACA approval and learn about how the federal immigration reform bill could affect their lives.
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