American Boricua meets DREAMER Dulce Matuz

DREAMER Dulce Matuz

While American Boricua was in the heartland this past summer, a member of the State of Nebraska Latino Commission graciously extended an invitation to hear Dulce Matuz speak in Omaha. Her message is an inspiring one.

Ms. Matuz is one of Time Magazine’s 2012 ‘World’s 100 Most Influential People’ and the President of the Arizona DREAM Act Coalition. This passionate and courageous woman, an electrical engineer, also shared her story with the U.S. congress during efforts to pass the DREAM Act in 2011.

This piece of legislation offers a path to U.S. citizenship for young people under the age of 16 who were brought to the United States as children. The DREAM Act was written specifically for young Latinos who want to attend college or serve in a branch of the United States military, yet lack access to federal scholarships because of their immigration status.

Dulce is an American in the 21st Century.

To learn more about her story:

http://www.cnn.com/2011/US/05/14/education.dulce/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=61qfyZqmbGY

 

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