DACA Brought us One Step Closer to Justice and We Will Protect it by Fighting for More!

Posted by | August 14, 2015 | Uncategorized | No Comments

By webadmin@aflcio.org (Jackie Tortora)

Three years ago, I, along with the entire immigrant rights community, experienced a major victory when President Obama implemented Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) granting legal status to thousands of immigrants who, like myself, came to the United States as children. I migrated to the United States in 1997 with my mother and younger sister when I was only nine. My family left our home in Cuernavaca Moreles, Mexico to find a better, safer life that would allow us to remain together. As we settled into our new neighborhood in a predominantly Black and Brown Pasadena neighborhood, I began to experience some of the negative treatment that comes along with being undocumented in the U.S.

Source: AFL-CIO

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