Inocente is also one of the estimated 1.8 million undocumented children brought to this country by their parents. Being undocumented, she is also on of the “invisible minority” within the homeless sub-culture. Her lack of documentation includes her among the children living in the U.S. who are at risk of poor educational performance because they’re being reared in families whose status is so precarious.
Ways to Take Action
First step towards action is education. Learn about undocumented youth and the DREAM Act, so you can be prepared to inspire change.
What does it mean to you to be an “American” today? Share your stories about our broken immigration system, by recording a short video, uploading a photo, or writing your thoughts.
APPLY FOR DEFERRED ACTION
On June 15, 2012, Obama announced a policy change called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) which would stop the deportation of some youth and provide them with work authorization. Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals does not put you on a path to citizenship – learn what it does and how you can apply.
RAISE YOUR VOICE
Contact your elected State officials to support immigrant rights, and call your Congressmen to support undocumented youth.