Carlos De La Hoz

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Carlos De La Hoz

Dallas, TX

I decided to write these words because I’m heartbroken. I came to America almost 16 years ago, when I was 36 years old, on a student visa. I got a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administra and a work permit valid for a year then an HB1 visa which allowed me to bring my wife and son. Because I couldn’t renew my visa for lack of sponsorship, I took the chance of staying, thinking of my son’s future. My wife decided to go back to our country and 5 years later we got divorced. My son went to finish High school with honors and in just two years got his bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience (he got into college with 43 college credits between AP classes and dual credits). Because he didn’t qualify for DACA in 2012, due to a four month gap in his five years of being in this country, we were hoping he would get it this time around but things turned in an unexpected way now he is going back to our country with his Bachelor’s in Neuroscience because he cannot work in this country. I have to say that my son went through College tuition free with half scholarship and grant from the State of Texas. My question is: why they don’t want my son to give back to us all, by working and paying taxes?

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