My name is Itzel. I was born in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, but I’ve had different places to call home over the years. At the age of 10, my family and I moved to Memphis, Tennessee. I finished middle school and high school there, then decided to come back to México for college. I studied Tourism and Business Administration between Guadalajara and Puerto Vallarta. I fell in love with Puerto Vallarta and it became my home for the following twelve years — my two precious daughters were born there.
As time passes, life brings changes into our lives, new projects, new goals, and new dreams, which brought me and my daughters to my parent’s hometown of Veracruz. The three of us have been here for a little over two years now and so far we’ve had a wonderful experience — the food, the culture, the folklore, it’s been great. I am happy and grateful to be part of Lincoln-Goldfinch Law because I understand the hopes and dreams that someone without a proper legal status has.
My brother is a recipient of DACA, and it has greatly benefited the way he gets to live in the U.S. and I am very happy for him. So to be part of the process that allows people to reach those hopes and dreams, even in a small way, is a very good feeling which I am glad to be a part of and I hope to continue to be part of this cause for a long time.