Dreamers

IBM Dreamers Share Their Stories

There are approximately 30 IBMers who are recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. These Dreamers support a variety of business units at IBM in innovative areas like software engineering, analytics, sales, quality assurance, and customer support from coast to coast. One of them recently provided critical remote technical support to ensure […]

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The Only Life I’ve Ever Known

The following post is part of a THINKPolicy series profiling IBM Dreamers and their personal stories. Their identities have been protected for confidentiality. I remember feeling incredibly confused. I was just about to finish high school. I had worked hard to get my diploma. My parents hadn’t gone to college, but I knew that I […]

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I’m an IBMer…and a Dreamer

The following post is part of a THINKPolicy series profiling IBM Dreamers and their personal stories. Their identities have been protected for confidentiality. It took me five and a half years to get my engineering degree, but I never gave up. I first came to the United States when I was 11. My parents brought […]

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How DACA Enabled Me to Become an IBMer

The following post is part of a THINKPolicy series profiling IBM Dreamers and their personal stories. Their identities have been protected for confidentiality. For as long as I can remember, I’ve felt American. I have lived in America since I was 12. I went to grade school and high school here, made friends here, and […]

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I Felt Like a Normal American Kid…Then Everything Changed

The following post is part of a THINKPolicy series profiling IBM Dreamers and their personal stories. Their identities have been protected for confidentiality. When I was growing up, my parents always pushed me to do well in school, to get involved and to give back to our community. I studied; I volunteered; I was in […]

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My American Dream, Minus the Paperwork

The following post is the first in a THINKPolicy series profiling IBM Dreamers and their personal stories. Their identities have been protected for confidentiality.  My story is the American Dream—work hard, make something of yourself, go to college, build a life here. It’s the American Dream in all but one way—paperwork. I was born in […]

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