Faces of Dreamers: Nicolle Uria

Dreamer Nicolle Uria, a senior at Annandale High School in Fairfax Country, VA, plans to apply to college, major in journalism or business and one day head a media company, reports The Washington Post. But, the paper noted in a profile of her, “the DACA decision turned that future, once brimming with goals, into a waiting game stuffed with questions, ones only Congress can answer and make her wonder if she has a future here at all.”

Faces of Dreamers: Loyola University Chicago Students

Cristina Nunez, who was 2 years old when her family migrated to Illinois from Mexico, is a Dean’s List history major at Loyola University Chicago and plans to attend law school. Zarna Patel, a third-year student at Loyola’s Stritch School of Medicine, was 3 years old when her family brought her to North Carolina from India. Jose Martinez taught himself English when his parents migrated to Southern California from Mexico. Today he dreams of becoming a structural engineer.

Faces of Dreamers: Four Harvard University Students Recount Their Journeys

Harvard University (MA) student Jin Park remembers being told to always be mindful of his surroundings growing up in New York City, to keep quiet about being undocumented, and to avoid busy streets where he might encounter immigration agents. Park is one of four undocumented Harvard undergraduates who spoke to the Harvard Gazette in May, prior to the Trump administration’s decision in September to rescind DACA, about their challenges, concerns and hopes

Faces of Dreamers: Karina Aguilar Guerrero, Princeton University

DACA recipient Karina Aguilar Guerrero, who is studying public policy and education at Princeton University (NJ), is five Dreamers on the cover of People en Español‘s November issue. Born in Mexicali, Mexico, after years of uncertainty about her immigration status in the United States Guerrero told the magazine she was finally able to breath when the DACA policy was put in place in 2012.

Faces of Dreamers: Linda Escot and Ricardo Lujan, Southern Oregon University

Southern Oregon University student Linda Escot was brought to the United States at age 6 and dreams of becoming a pediatrician, but says the Trump administration’s decision to rescind DACA “was like a punch in the face.” Recent Southern Oregon graduate Ricardo Lujan, who worked his way through college, is now reconsidering his plans to go to law school.

Faces of Dreamers: Roshell Rosales and Fernanda Herrera

The percentage of immigrants in Alabama is relatively small—under 4 percent in 2015, according to the American Immigration Council. As of 2016, 55 percent of immigrants in the state eligible for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)—or 4,803 people—had applied for DACA. Two of those Alabamans with DACA status are University of Montevallo student Roshell Rosales and recent Samford University graduate Fernanda Herrera, profiled over the summer by AL.com.

Faces of Dreamers: Bryan Peña, California State University, Los Angeles

Growing up, Bryan Peña’s parents were guarded about their immigration status—they arrived from Guatemala when Peña was just a baby. But he is a vocal advocate, telling the Los Angeles Times, which profiled him and four other DACA recipients at a rally last month, “This is where I want to live. This is the only life I know.”

Faces of Dreamers: Gloria Oduyoye, William and Mary Law School

Gloria Oduyoye, who was brought to the United States as a one-year-old, is in her final semester at William and Mary (VA) Law School, after earning her undergraduate dual degree in political science and music at Wesleyan College (GA). She is on track to become the first DACA recipient to graduate from law school in Virginia.

Protect Dreamers Higher Education Coalition: Faces of Dreamers

Faces of Dreamers is a series of links and posts on Dreamers, many of whom are under threat of deportation following the Trump administration’s decision to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.

Faces of Dreamers: Isabel Johnston, University of Cincinnati College of Law

When University of Cincinnati College of Law School student Isabel Johnston discovered her undocumented status at age 15, she believed that effectively placed her dreams on hold, according to a profile of her in The News Record, UC’s student newspaper.

Faces of Dreamers: Areli Munoz-Reyes, Forest Park Community College

Tony Messenger of The St. Louis Post-Dispatch profiles Dreamer Areli Munoz-Reyes. This is the second in a series of posts on individual Dreamers, undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as young children, many of whom are under threat of deportation following the Trump administration’s decision last month to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy.

Faces of Dreamers: Tony Solis, Davidson College

Since the Trump administration announced the rescission of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy, there have been many stories about the accomplishments of these high-achieving young people. One such story is that of Tony Solis of Chicago, a Davidson College (NC) student profiled last month by The Washington Post.