Harriet Tubman once said “every great dream begins with a dreamer.” Today, we are all dreamers. When I was eight years old, my family had a dream. I was born in Caracas, Venezuela and moved to the United States at a young age along with my single mother to pursue a new life. Like many immigrants here, I learned English and adopted the values of El Paso’s community as my own.
During my high school senior year, my mother became very ill and my family decided that the best option for her was to move back to our home country. At that point I knew that I wanted to stay in the United States to pursue a higher education, that was my American Dream.
“Every great dream begins with a dreamer.” -Harriet Tubman
Unfortunately, the biggest challenge for me and millions of other Dreamers in this country, is that some want to make our dreams unattainable, even though we have already sacrificed so much.