Jarryd Willis, M.S. is a 3rd year Ph.D. student/teacher with a 4.0 GPA in Experimental Psychology at UT-Arlington. He completed his Masters degree in Psychology at UT-San Antonio in 2011, and his research focused mostly on interpersonal relationships for LGBT and heterosexuals. His doctoral research has focused on Political Psychology; in particular, compromise between political parties.
"A year ago, hundreds of thousands of young people felt the relief of no longer having to live under the constant threat of deportation. They would no longer be excluded from the opportunities society affords in the only country they know, the one they consider their home.
The problem is that the…
My mom checked the mail today.
It was there. My DACA has been approved.
10 months of waiting, anxiety over being the wait but it finally got approved.
After 13 years, I’ll finally have a normal life.
I cried like a baby. I’m overwhelmed with joy.
In a short span of nine months, I have pulled myself out of an existential void due to my immigration status, to a fully-functional member of this society. I’ve been driving myself around, scored myself a corporate job and gotten myself into my first-choice college. Crossing my fingers that they grace me with in-state tuition. Is that asking for too much? Without DACA, none of this would be happening.
Now let the student loans begin.
When someone I know does something amazing, I can’t help sharing.Have you heard about DACA? Did you know that it can change the lives of young undocumented immigrants in America? In August 2012, Pres. Obama signed a policy called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, which allows 1.4 million undocumented immigrants ages 16-30 who have lived in the for five…
I had the honor to interview my good friend Manny, one of the smartest persons I have ever met, for this story I did on DACA - the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. More than 400,000 young people have received DACA benefits, including my boy Manny:
For many, DACA…
NPR reported a story based on the numbers behind the individuals who have yet to apply to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). According to the publication, there’s a HALF A MILLION individuals who would qualify for DACA but have not applied.
More numbers from the story:
NPR - Today’s figure: Half a million. That’s how many people there are who likely qualify but have yet to apply for the Obama administration’s program known as DACA — Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. DACA allows young people brought to the U.S. illegally as children to avoid deportation…
We are a national scholarship fund for immigrant youth who have received DACA, who want to obtain a college education and give back to their communities.
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I’m very excited and a little hesitant about this blog post.
My name is Guadalupe and I am the Co-Coordinator of the Advocacy Committee.
I was going to write about me turning 21 today! But what’s the point? I’m tired of thinking how different things would be…