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Siblings say they are cautiously optimistic about future after DACA decision

DENVER — A week ago, a decision from a federal judge let two Colorado college students breathe easier.

“It was a big relief for us because these past years have been very stressful,” said Ruth, a student and DACA recipient at Metropolitan State University of Denver.

The court decision restored the DACA program, meaning hundreds of thousands of young people who were children when their parents brought them to the U.S., can continue to work and study in the country with protections.

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Ruth, who asked 9NEWS not to share her last name in order to protect her family, said she first became a Dreamer in high school.

“It was really life-changing for me because I could finally be like everybody else,” she said. “I could get a license, get a job.”

When she finished high school, Ruth chose MSU Denver to continue her education. MSU Denver said nearly 400 undocumented students are enrolled in the school this fall.

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