Noemi Romero

Noemi Romero arrived in the United States from Villahermosa, Mexico at the age of four. Her identity theft charge prevents her from qualifying for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.

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When Supporting Your Family Earns a Criminal Record

by Noemi Romero 09-16-2014
Noemi Romero's Family. Photo from Define American

Noemi Romero's Family. Photo from Define American

America was a free country. There, freedom is everything. Growing up, that was the picture I had. America was the country where you’re free to do whatever you want.

It all changed 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 in. America was not a free country for me.