As the 10th anniversary of the federal program Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals approaches, we're sharing monologues from DACA recipients. The program gave children -- brought to the U.S. from other countries -- temporary protection from deportation and it made them eligible for college and jobs.
The monologues are compiled in the podcast, "UndocuAmerica Series" from Boulder-based MOTUS Theater.
Reydesel Salvidrez-Rodríguez, who is legally deaf, writes about his life before DACA and his despair at not being able to attend college. Today, Reydesel is a college graduate and is getting his Master’s degree in higher education. His story is read by the New York Times award-winning journalist Nicholas Kristof.