DACA: Pablo’s Dream is To Become a Doctor

Earlier this week Senator Richard Durbin (IL-D) spoke on the Senate floor about Pablo da Silva, a beneficiary of DACA who is studying to become a doctor at Loyola University Chicago's Stritch School of Medicine.
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A Loud Silence: Finding Community at the Vigil for Children Fleeing Violence

On this chilly November evening, Abel Nuñoz, executive director of CARECEN Central American Resource Center, addresses the forty or so people gathered in a circle by the fence of the White House’s backyard. “We have been coming here since July,” he calls into a megaphone. “We came here in t-shirts, with the sun still in the sky. Now it is darker earlier, and colder, but we are here again. And we demand the same things.” A round of applause passes through the small crowd – a diverse group of individuals brought together over the past few months to form a community around the idea of solidarity.
Gabby Garcia Cruz
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Life without DACA would signify a flashback to the past

Life without DACA would signify a flashback to the past. I refuse to live life with that type of fear anymore. Many may think about my ability to choose whether I am here or not. They may say that people like myself face that as a consequence of our actions. However, the only crime I have committed is to fight for the opportunity to finally have a home with the acceptance of others.