Saba Nafees was 11 when her parents brought her to the US from Pakistan in 2004. Her grandfather in the country already had filed a visa petition to allow Saba and her family to come to America. But her grandfather died before they traveled here. Despite the death of their petitioner, Saba’s parents decided to come any way.
Today, the situation for Nafees, a doctoral student at Texas Tech and one of about 800,000 Dreamers, and her parents is quite different.