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DACA medical students in limbo

Deferred-status program ending, many unsure of next steps

By SOPHIA TAREEN The Associated Press

This article was published October 22, 2017 at 3:31 a.m.

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Zarna Patel, brought to the U.S. from India at the age of 3, is a third-year medical student at Loyola University’s medical school in Maywood, Ill. She is working to renew her DACA permit, which expires in January, so she can continue medical school rotations.

CHICAGO -- Medical student Alejandra Duran Arreola dreams of becoming an OB-GYN in her home state of Georgia, where there's a shortage of doctors and one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the U.S.

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