“You’d think the US government had bigger priorities than treating honors students like criminals, yet here we are”
THIS IS VERY VERY IMPORTANT FOR EVERYONE TO THINK ABOUT, ESPECIALLY REGARDING EDUCATION SO PLEASE WATCH THIS VIDEO
Wow, yeah. Very important.
Sorta related, my mother only became a US citizen like 6 years ago. She moved here when she was 4. No idea how she was here so long without anything like this happening.
No one can understand what it feels like unless you truly are undocumented.
I came here at the age of 14, and I became legal only a month ago. Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals has finally given me the chance to the things I’ve been dying to do since I got to this country. People do not understand how frustrating it is to know you’re capable of doing so much yet not being able to do those things because you don’t happen to have a number. An 8 digit number that completely changes your life the moment you get it.
((This could’ve been me. I was lucky my grandfather is an American citizen and my father inherited the citizenship by right because when we moved here from Mexico, my father was able to get a lawyer and claim us. I’ve been living in the U.S.A. for almost 10 years and I became a Permanent Resident about 4 years ago. I can finally become a citizen so long as I pay the fee for the test. I got lucky, these kids didn’t. Spread the word, please?))