Undocumented students and allies share their personal stories on migration and immigration, and the positive impact that the passing of the Student ACCESS Bill will have on their lives.
Read below and submit your own story!
MESSAGE OF SUPPORT
I'm a U.S. citizen who moved to the states from Puerto Rico when I was eleven. Although I'm not undocumented, seeing my undocumented friends struggle has impacted the way I see things. I'm an ally because I don't like injustices and I believe in a God that's always fair and just. Supporting this bill is the right thing to do.
I feel as if I put my family in danger just by speaking my truth. My freedom of speech threatens all my other freedoms. Nonetheless, I am American: I believe in dreams coming true. Yet, undoubtedly, my experience is different. I am threatened by the tremulous nature of my undocumented identity. Will I ever become the physician I dream of being?
I think of the millions- the millions with my black skin- whose health are threatened by higher risk of disease. Neglecting their health risks their dreams. It is with this in mind that I ask beyond anything, "are we not all human?” We deserve this access. I believe we all have the right to the support needed to live for our dreams, our futures- without borders or barriers. We deserve this access and with the passage of this bill it would surely change my life and the lives of others.
Submit Your story here
We encourage you to write a message in support of this bill and show how the Student ACCESS Bill will impact you or someone in your community. If you would like to share your personal story as an undocumented person or ally please note that we will use these to move the conversation along.