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Meet Yuriana

June 15, 2017
UC Senator Kamala Harris with Yuriana, Ph.D. and DACA recipient 

Senator Kamala Harris upon hearing a Trump Administration official that he had never met a DACA recipient was very disappointed, and even more disappointed when he didn’t accept her offer to introduce him to a DACA recipient. Her post introduces Yuriana — a biomedical researcher, a Ph.D. holder from University of California, Merced & DACA recipient. This year, Yuriana came as senator Harrison's guest to President Trump’s joint address to Congress.

Yuriana's story: 

     "For me, there are certainly fears. I fear that I’ll be in the flea market one day they will be rounding people up for deportations. I fear that no one is going to care that I have a Ph.D. or that I have lived in the United States for as long as I can remember. I was born in Apatzingan, Mexico, but Fresno is my home. My parents and I moved there before I started kindergarten. None of us had immigration papers. When I was growing up, my parents always told me that ‘no one can take away your education. The government may not give you papers, but they can’t take away your learning...."

To continue reading Yuriana's story CLICK HERE