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#REPOST via @silviaa_maciel: "In this country all the odds are against me, but I achieved success through adversity. At the age of 14 I stepped foot into the strawberry fields as a worker for the first time. It was then, when I realized the value of the hard work of my parents; The sacrifices they had to do in order for us to never need anything, and that meant working long hours on hot and cold days, with their backs bent all day working for less than the minimum wage. I always knew I wanted to go to college, even though I knew I wouldn’t be able to pursue a career due to my legal status. That didn’t stop me from striving to do my best. As an undocumented student I struggled growing up worrying everyday about what tomorrow would look like. The Dream Act opened so many doors for me and I am so thankful for it. I once crossed a border now I am crossing a stage, as a Dean’s High Honor Student, transferring to SJSU into the Honors Program. Sure, it wasn’t easy being a full time student and full time employee but I did it and so can you ! This one is for those who don’t have the opportunities I have. For my parents who have always given me the encouragement I need. For my friends who never doubted I could get this far. My story doesn’t end here, because for as long as I can I will continue to work hard to achieve all my goals. #undocumedia #dreamers #sisepudo #FirstGeneration #thensls #dreamer #defineamerican #immigrantsmakeamericagreat #makeamericagreatagain #collegegrad #graduation #college #grad #UndocumentedandUnafraid #Heretostay #ImmigrantRights #HumanRights #education #classof2018 #h1b #immigrants #immigration #internationalstudent #immigrads