By Brenda Flanagan, Correspondent

DREAMer Carimer Andujar rallied marchers last November in support of unauthorized immigrants and to make Rutgers a sanctuary campus.

“Which means that students like myself … will be able to go to class and not fear deportation,” she said.

But this month, the firebrand president of UndocuRutgers got a letter from ICE ordering her to a meeting with deportation officers early next month. She reached out to friends.

“I think she was extraordinarily intimidated and it’s terrifying. How could it not be terrifying? You could have your entire life uprooted. Everything you know taken from you,” said Rutgers AAUP-AFT Senior Organizer Sherry Wolf.

Wolf says Andujar’s campus network launched an immediate counter-offensive contacting powerful politicians. The 21-year-old Rutgers student, who came to New Jersey from the Dominican Republic at age 4, felt suddenly vulnerable because routine renewal of her Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, paperwork had been mysteriously delayed.


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