Posts Tagged ‘Undocumented’

A Message to Donald Trump From Two Undocumented Entrepreneurs

Dear Donald Trump, We are two first-generation undocumented immigrants from Mexico: Ivan Ceja and Justino Mora. We are the first members in our families to graduate from high school and attend college, Cal State Dominguez Hills and UCLA, respectively. Recently, you made statements referring to Mexican immigrants in the United States, labeling them as criminals, […]

Hillary Clinton Takes Firm Stance On Driver’s Licenses For The Undocumented After Slip-Up In 2008 Race

WASHINGTON — Javier Sandoval, a 44-year-old resident of Santa Rosa, California, drives at least 15 miles per day to get to his work as a day laborer. Until this year, he was doing so without a driver’s license — not by choice, but because he couldn’t get one. Sandoval, like nearly 2.5 million other people […]

Undocumented at Harvard: The Real American Heroes

Ever since I “came out” as undocumented, people have been telling me how brave I am. They tell me that they admire my strength. They ask me how I found the courage to put myself in that spotlight. But here’s what I want to explain. I am not braver or more courageous than others who […]

Denying Higher Education to Undocumented Students is a Roadblock to Future Economic Growth

Today, a college degree is one of the surest ways to economic opportunity, but it has also never been more expensive. Earlier this year, President Obama announced “America’s College Promise”, a proposal that would make two years of community college free for anyone who’s willing to work for it. On the heels of that announcement, […]