Undocumented and college educated: Mexican student hopes for passage of the DREAM Act

November 7, 2010 by · 1 Comment
Filed under: Immigrant Stories 

After losing funding for his college education three times due to his undocumented immigration status, Marco, a 22-year-old senior at Arizona State University, will graduate with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering in December 2010.

Risking exposure and possible deportation, he tells his immigration story to spread awareness of the plight of undocumented youth in the United States and to encourage the passage of the DREAM Act and comprehensive immigration reform.

Why Jose jumped the fence: A story of illegal immigration

October 26, 2010 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: Arizona, Immigrant Stories 

Jose Montes says he jumped the fence when he came to the U.S. illegally 30 years ago. He then went back to Mexico a year later to play in his band. When he returned to the U.S., he got caught by U.S. Border Patrol, but was able to get back into the U.S. on a subsequent trip. He is now a U.S. citizen.

Watch the video below as Jose explains why he chose to enter the United States illegally. Also, Jose shares his views on Arizona’s controversial immigration law SB 1070.

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