ORGANIZATIONS URGED TO SIGN THE PLEDGE FOR IMMIGRATION REFORM

There are nearly 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States, including at least 267,000 who are also lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT). The current broken system harms, scapegoats and vilifies all… Continue reading

IN MY WORDS: I’M CARLA LOPEZ, 23, AND I DREAM OF BECOMING A MENTAL HEALTH SOCIAL WORKER

By the time all of my peers were enrolling in driver education classes and mastering the rules of the road, I had already mastered the rules of how to go unnoticed. No jaywalking.… Continue reading

LUIS LIANG, 22: DREAMS OF LEADING A NON-PROFIT

Luis Liang worked hard at school, and felt like his hard work had finally paid off when he found out he had been awarded a full-ride scholarship—covering tuition, room and board—to U.C. Berkeley… Continue reading

JOSE MENDOZA, 24: DREAMS OF BECOMING A NURSE

Jose Mendoza had been an “A” student at his Long Beach high school, with a “B” here and there. He excelled through his high school’s highest honors, taking a stellar course load that… Continue reading

JOURY ROBLES, 18: DREAMS OF BECOMING A PSYCHOLOGIST

JAIME DIAZ, 27: DREAMS OF BECOMING A TEACHER

Jaime Diaz was 11 years old when he and his mother crossed the U.S.-Mexico border to be with his father, who had crossed a year earlier. “We walked and walked and walked, but… Continue reading

MARCO QUIROGA, 26: DREAMS OF BECOMING A SURGEON

One day when Marco Quiroga was in elementary school, his mother sat him down and asked him a question: “Lawyer or doctor?”  Marco enjoyed watching medical shows on TV and answered, “Doctor.” From… Continue reading

ALEJANDRA ESTRADA, 23: DREAMS OF GOING BACK TO SCHOOL

Alejandra Estrada hasn’t known any other home than the United States. She was just 3 months old in 1989 when her mother brought her and her sister across the U.S.-Mexico border. They were… Continue reading

JULIO CESAR, 17: DREAMS OF BECOMING A CRISIS COUNSELOR

CRISTIAN ALEXANDER PERLERA, 19: DREAMS OF BECOMING A LAWYER