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Results for DACA

When Supporting Your Family Earns a Criminal Record
Originally Posted: 09/16/2014 - 10:31am | Type: Blog

When I turned 16, I woke up excited, ready to go to the DMV and get my driver’s license like all my friends were doing -- and then my parents told me that I was here illegally. I was undocumented. Reality sunk ...

Defining Identity: Person of Color. Woman. Poor. Fatherless. Undocumented.
Originally Posted: 06/02/2014 - 11:07am | Type: Blog

In the midst of these experiences, I had to define the core of my identity. I am a person of color. I am a woman. I am poor. I am fatherless. I am an undocumented immigrant. Indeed, it has been excruciating se ...

The Dream 9: Praying God Will Make a Way
Originally Posted: 07/24/2013 - 11:46am | Type: Blog

They are tired of justifying their own existence, weary of hearing their hard-working, courageous parents derided as “illegal.” They cannot forget the horrors they’ve seen inside detention centers any more tha ...

My DACA Story
Originally Posted: 03/15/2013 - 2:39pm | Type: Blog

I remember clearly the day I heard the announcement on deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA) as I felt an overwhelming surge of emotions in that one moment. A path to opportunity, however fragile and s ...

Obama’s Immigration Opportunity
Originally Posted: 11/21/2012 - 9:32am | Type: Blog

With conservative opinion on immigration shifting, a unique opportunity exists to fix our nation’s broken immigration system. As President Barack Obama prepares for a second term, ...