Advancing American DREAMs

Living the Dream-01 (2)

Today marks the last post in our series. To mark the occasion, we have developed a compilation of all the stories that have been featured in this space. Each of the stories show what life was like before Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and what it has meant for these recipients to receive a work permit and live without the fear of deportation. These youth came to the United States in different ways from all over the globe. They settled across the country, but all grew up with a strong desire to do well in school, help their families, and give back to their communities. They represent the ways that DACA can be transformative, from granting access to in-state tuition to facilitating higher education, better job opportunities, and driver’s licenses.

You can read all the posts at or download the whole compilation below. We hope that you have enjoyed the reading the series as much as we have enjoyed bringing it to you. The fight for immigration reform goes on, and we will continue to advocate for making those American DREAMs come true.

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