Fighting for a DREAM!

Fighting for a DREAM!

Lake Oswego, OR

I came to the USA when I was 18 looking for better opportunities. I started taking English classes because I wasn’t able to communicate. I fell in love with the Community College I attend and my sister was able to support my dreams 100%. And I started a career that I love. And then I faced reality, I didn’t have money to cover for the whole tuition; I don’t have a job where I could make thousands of dollars to pay for my education. Not qualifying for financial aid makes things difficult for me to complete my education. Getting a job started to be more and more difficult. I felt I relief when I heard about DACA but then I realized that I came too old to the country to qualify for it. Sometimes I want to give up! my dreams but I keep strong. I joined leadership in Oregon through MEChA and I have done a lot at the Community College I attend reaching out to the student community and outside PCC. I have a 3.05 GPA and I have been awarded with few scholarships but this is not enough for the system. This Fall, I won’t be back to college because I don’t have a job for the moment (I’m desperately looking for one) and no scholarships money. This situation makes me feel so frustrated. I wish the president Obama realizes that he’s making a huge mistake denying us #access and I wish he never experiences what I feel every day when I get up thinking about how my days would be not having a steady job and thinking about the fear of not completing my education. I feel in the limbo thinking that there isn’t much for me In this country but then I look back and I think about all my achievements. I haven’t seen my sisters and nieces in 5 years and haven’t seen my father in 8 years. I want to be able to contribute to this country by working, succed in life and fulfill my dreams. I want to become the best education and be a business owner. Thank you to #defineAmerica for providing us this space. I hope the resident take action and decide what his going to do with 11 million of people that make America a better! place every day.

Let's Talk

It's time for a new conversation about immigration in America, and it starts with us.

More Stories

Cristina Constantino

Ontario, CA

Cristina Constantino

Rubid Itzel Portillo-Servin

Chelan, WA

Rubid Itzel Portillo-Servin

Sadhana Singh

Washington, DC

Sadhana Singh

Karla Contreras

Fontana, CA

Karla Contreras

Francisco Medina

Riverside, CA

Francisco Medina