“I’ve been silent for 20 years—but I can’t be anymore.”
One undocumented immigrant is risking everything to tell her story and stand up to Washington’s discriminatory, anti-immigrant policies.
“I’m constantly stressed, constantly depressed. It’s a struggle to live life normally knowing that I could be separated from my children at any time, knowing that my family or friends could be taken away, too.
“We live in a systematically oppressive system. I see that now. I don’t feel like the bad guy now, like I did when I was growing up. It’s time to take responsibility for my actions, but I have to expose the truth, which is that I’m not here to cause crimes. I came because I was extremely poor and ignorant. And so were my parents.”
Read Laura’s story.