Dreamers without Borders

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40% Goal of $5000

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Participants in the DACA Dreamer Delegation program visit Mexico City's downtown

Dreamers without Borders

The USMF's  "DACA Dreamer Delegations" program fosters greater understanding and cooperation between Mexico and the United States by reengaging the young Mexican-American diaspora with their country of origin through delegations of US-based Dreamers to Mexico.

This program:

• Educates Mexican-American youth about their country of origin through classes, visits to universities, corporations and historical landmarks and meetings with Mexican students and government officials


• Strengthens identity and sense of belonging for Dreamers by reconnecting them with their families and culture


• Builds a binational network of Dreamers by connecting participants with returned Dreamers in Mexico to share their experiences and strategies to overcome the challenges they face


"I would like to work on how to change immigration policies and to meet young people who are in Mexico and who share this interest"--"Dreamers without Borders" participant


"We are from here, and from there, we are a bicultural product"-"Dreamers without Borders" participant


"Today we welcome 14 Dreamers to Mexico, hoping that their visit allows them to discover and love this country, Mexico, which is theirs as well."--Rebeca Vargas, USMF CEO

 
 
 
 

DACA Dreamers Delegations

"It's very emotional to come back to Mexico. There are cases of young folks like me who have been away from the country for more than 20 years, so coming back helps us grow not only professionally, but culturally as well."--Juan Santiago, DACA Dreamer Delegation participant

"What I've liked the most is meeting students from here and being able to connect with them."--Guadalupe Pimentel, DACA Dreamer Delegation participant

“For me the best part was reconnecting with my grandpa who I had not seen since I moved back to the US, 15 years ago. That, and finding out I have a sister I never knew about that, and meeting her for the first time in my life. The emotional aspect is really there, it is really touching.”--DACA Dreamer Delegation participant

“Today we welcome 14 Dreamers to Mexico, hoping that their visit allows them to discover and love this country, Mexico, which is theirs as well."--Rebeca Vargas, USMF CEO, welcoming DACA Dreamer Delegation participants

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