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Living the American Dream


Adelante staff member Karina Velasco is living the American Dream. In 2012 she celebrated the president’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) announcement, and in March 2015 Karina visited with elected officials to share her story and highlight how well DACA works.

Since becoming a DACA recipient, Karina has obtained a driver’s license, finished community college, transferred to a four-year university, and obtained a job. She has been able to enter the workforce, pay taxes, and now help others by working at the Maryland Multicultural Youth Center. We are proud to have her on our team! Read the Huffington Post’s full article here.

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