Meet Julissa Arce: From Undocumented to SELF MADE, Part One

The odds were always stacked against Julissa Arce in America. She didn’t speak English. She was apart from her family for most of her life. She couldn’t apply for financial aid as a senior in high school ready for college. She was alone in the world with a giant secret—the unfortunate fact that she was undocumented. Yet despite every obstacle, ...

From Bon Appetit: An Undocumented Mexican Chef Runs One of the Country’s Best New Restaurants

Bon Appetit, August 24, 2016 At South Philly Barbacoa, Cristina Martinez’s food sells out before sundown. Here’s her story. At South Philly Barbacoa, #6 on our Hot 10 list of America’s Best New Restaurants, Cristina Martinez’s slow-cooked lamb tacos sell out before sundown. The tiny restaurant, which began in Martinez and her husband Ben Miller’s one-bedroom apartment and ...

From NBC News: Students at University Fund Scholarship for Dreamers

Griselda Nevarez, – Feb 5, 2016 Starting this fall, several young people who lack legal status will be able to attend a university in Illinois thanks to the efforts and generosity of some of its students. Students at Loyola University Chicago voted last year not only to establish a scholarship fund for undocumented students, but also to fund it themselves. They agreed ...