An undocumented immigrant rights activist, who has been fighting against her own deportation order, has been named as one of TIME’s 100 most influential people.
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Jeanette Vizguerra, born in Mexico and from Denver, Colorado, was nominated by actor America Ferrera, who has long been vocal on immigration rights issues.
“Jeanette moved to the U.S. to be a janitor, working as an outspoken union organizer and building her own company before becoming an advocate for immigration reform — a bold and risky thing for an undocumented immigrant,” wrote Ferrera about Vizguerra, who herself was honored by Time in 2007.
“She came to this country not to rape, murder or sell drugs, but to create a better life for her family. She shed blood sweat and tears to become a business owner, striving to give her children more opportunities than she had.
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