DACA

I’m an IBMer…and a Dreamer

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 me here after Hurricane Mitch devastated Honduras and set the country’s economy back half a century. I made friends here, went through grade […]

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How DACA Enabled Me to Become an IBMer

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 studied hard enough to go to college. America is my home. But my situation was different. When I was a teenager, I never […]

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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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