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A ‘Dreamer’ Goes to Washington

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Refusing to change out of her turtleneck on a sweltering day in Pasadena and being captivated by swaying palm trees.

That’s most of what Miriam Tellez Sorrosa remembers about arriving in the United States from Mexico when she was 7.

“I had not seen palm trees in my life,” she said. “I thought they were going to fall.”

Ms. Tellez Sorrosa is now 22 and a “Dreamer” — she’s among the roughly 700,000 young immigrants brought into the United States as children, who were shielded from deportation under the Obama-era program known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.

She’s getting ready to graduate from Cal State University Fullerton, where she’s worked extensively with other undocumented students through the school’s Titan Dreamers Resource Center.
“This is her home; this is where she wants to make a difference and we need to be embracing that,” he said.

While President Trump has consistently used dire language about immigrants who come into the country illegally, his position on DACA recipients has shifted.

In 2017, he moved to end DACA, then last month, he offered to extend protections for DACA recipients in exchange for border wall funding. Continue reading in the New York Times.