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Jóvenes comparten su experiencia sobre su viaje a Washington, D.C. para pedir un DREAM Act limpio

En el 6 de diciembre, Olivia nuestra organizadora viajo a Washington, D.C. con 18 líderes de padres and jóvenes para pedir un DREAM Act limpio. Lea las historias de nuestros líderes de Solorio Academy. "Estoy agradecida por haber tenido la oportunidad de ir a Washington DC y participar en la manifestación por un el Dream Act. En este viaje, aprendí la importancia de unificarme y de qué se trata realmente el poder de la gente. Este grupo de personas no solo creen en el cambio sino que creen en hacer todo lo posible para que el cambio suceda mientras logran superar las barreras. La situación con el pasar un Dream Act limpio no es fácil, pero lo que importaba es cómo elegimos actuar basándonos

Youth share their #BPNCinDC experience, fighting for a clean #DREAMActNow

On December 6th, Olivia our youth organizer, departed to Washington, D.C. with 18 BPNC parent and students leaders to demand a clean DREAM Act. Below are a few stories from our youth leaders from Solorio Academy. Catch up on the #BPNCinDC action via Twitter Moments! "I'm grateful for being given the opportunity to go to Washington D.C. and participate in the rally for a clean Dream Act. On this trip, I learned the importance of being unified and what the power of the people really is about. This group of people not only believe in change but believes in doing anything possible to make change happen while managing to overcome barriers. The situation with obtaining a clean Dream Act is not an

The Importance of Sharing Your Story #DREAMActNow

Maria is a BPNC youth leader and a member of Connecting Families, Safer Through Unity Program. On Saturday, December 2, Maria shared her story to Senator Dick Durbin. Learn more about our immigration work today. Last week, I was able to be part of a meeting with Senator Durbin which was about the importance of a DREAM Act. I was able to share my personal story along with a couple other individuals who are in the same situation that I am as a DACA recipient. It was an emotional experience because although everyone in that room had different stories of how they arrived to the United States as children, we all were there for one purpose. The purpose was so that we could try to change the opini

Why I'm fighting for a clean DREAM Act #DREAMActNow

Maria is a BPNC youth leader and a member of Connecting Families, Safer Through Unity Program. On Saturday, December 2, Maria shared her story to Senator Dick Durbin. Learn more about our immigration work today. Good morning, my name is Maria Marquez. ​​ I am a leader with BPNC. Today I will share with you a little bit of my personal story and why we can’t wait any more to pass a clean DREAM Act. I was born in Lagos de Moreno, Jalisco, Mexico and lived in a little rancho called Tlacuitapa for the first two years of my life where I lived with my mom and my grandparents. I arrived to the United States at the age of two with my mother and my uncle. My dad had come to the United States a year b

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