Click here to find current updates on Bienestar’s advocacy project: Dreamers of Oregon: Out of the Shadows.
For many young people, DACA was a way to achieve the American dream – to go to college, get a good job, start a business, and support a family. Now the program – and about 800,000 young people – are in jeopardy.
Back to square one. On September 2017, Trump decided to end DACA and with that hundreds of thousands of dreams. I remember feeling betrayed, hopeless, and distraught -Gustavo
We wish to raise up the young people who have made a difference in our community and celebrate their strength and bravery at a time when much of the country seems to be turning its back. Here at Bienestar, renowned photographer Holly Andres and talented storyteller Nelda Reyes have come together to profile five DACA recipients and tell their stories.
Part of that campaign will play out on our Facebook Page, and you can participate by sharing the stories we post, and showing the world just what a DACA recipient looks like. We’ll also portray these stories and images in other mediums.