Like many other dreamers, Yari didn't know she was undocumented until she tried to apply for college. She heard about DACA, from a know-your-rights presentation that Mil Mujeres give at a community event.
Despite the fear in the community because of the political environment, she decided to apply because of the opportunities for employment and education that DACA brings to their beneficiaries.
Yari met our representative at the end of 2016 and apply for DACA in February 2017. With DACA, Yari now has legal status and a work permit. She is planning on attending to nursing school and get a job to help her family.