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Fri Jan 4, 2019, 06:44 AM

Rhodes scholar and 'Dreamer' fears he can't return to US

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) He became the first "Dreamer" to win the prestigious Rhodes scholarship, but for recent Harvard University graduate Jin Park, the joy of that achievement has given way to uncertainty.

The 22-year-old, who lives in New York City, risks not being allowed back in the country if he enrolls at the University of Oxford in England in the fall.

President Donald Trump's administration rescinded the option for overseas travel for those with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals status, or DACA, when he moved to phase out the Obama-era program in 2017.

But travel abroad, which was allowed under limited circumstances such as academic study during the Obama administration, should still be permitted because the federal courts have upheld the program for now, argue Park and his supporters.

Read more: https://www.victoriaadvocate.com/ap/national/rhodes-scholar-and-dreamer-fears-he-can-t-return-to/article_57c2d838-65a4-5e1b-bf33-03a3224b0fbb.html

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