I was born in Luvianos, Mexico. At the age of 9, my parents decided to leave their families, house, and memories behind to come to this country. I quickly blended into the American Society upon arrival.
While I was at Reagan High School, I realized that I couldn’t apply for a driver’s license because I was undocumented. I always got mad at those that were U.S. citizens and didn’t take advantage of free driver’s ed classes, mostly because I knew they had the opportunity I was not eligible for. In 2012, I got the birthday present that would change my life! DACA was announced the day after my birthday and I knew right away that I would be a great candidate for this program.
I applied and was granted DACA. I graduated from Reagan in 2013 and started school at the McCombs School of Business in the University of Texas. In 2014, I became aware that the real group I was to thank for my birthday present (DACA) was the Dreamer’s movement. At that point is when I joined the movement and have been defending immigrant families ever since.