Amid turbulence in national immigration policy, three teens are setting out to advocate for young, undocumented immigrants.
Alejandra Garcia Chavez, Joanna Sanchez and Giselle Gonzalez have worked with others to raise awareness about immigration issues on the campus of Waubonsee Community College, they said. They are looking to expand their advocacy to adults in the Aurora area.
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The work is personal for the teens. Chavez, 19, and Sanchez, 18, said they are beneficiaries of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, an Obama-era program that shields undocumented immigrants who were brought to this country as children. Gonzalez, 18, said she is a citizen but her parents are undocumented.
“It’s hard to believe that somebody is holding my life and thousands of other peoples lives
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