DACA Recipient Details Risky Journey Into the U.S. as a Child

September 18, 2018

Sixteen years ago, Jaime Leiva crossed the Mexican border into the United States. "I didn't really realize that I was doing anything wrong," he said. "Now I've come to understand that it was something that most people see [as] bad." Leiva, 26, lives under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, recently welcomed his first child, works at an insurance agency and runs a nonprofit. He hopes to spread awareness of the positive impact DACA recipients can have in their communities.

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