An undocumented Harvard University student is facing deportation to Mexico after being detained by immigration authorities.
Nineteen-year-old Eric Balderas has already completed one year as a full-scholarship student at Harvard. However, his future is uncertain after authorities questioned his paperwork when he tried to board a plane from San Antonio, Texas to Boston, Mass.
Dr. Carlos Campo, President-elect of Rgent University, appeared on CBN New's Morning program for more on the issue.
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"I'd made it through before so I thought this time wouldn't be any different," Balderas said Friday in a phone interview with The Associated Press. "But once ICE picked me up I really didn't know what to think and I was starting to break down."
The Balderas case has sparked a buzz among immigration activists, hoping to promote the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act, or DREAM Act. That federal bill would pave the way for illegal immigrants to obtain citizenship via college enrollment or military service.
"Eric Balderas has already demonstrated the discipline and work ethic required for rigorous university work, and has, like so many of our undergraduates, expressed an interest in making a difference in the world," said Christine Heenan, Harvard's vice president of public affairs and communications.