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A long-awaited trip: A Dreamer visits her native Mexico and her ailing grandmother

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Courtesy Motus Theater
Dreamer Kiara Chavez with activist Gloria Steinem.

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.

DACA recipient Kiara Chavez writes about her trip to Mexico to see her ailing grandmother. It marked the first time she’d crossed the border since the age of four. Chavez went under the “Advanced Parole” program that allows DACA recipients to leave the country for work, education or humanitarian reasons. Her story is read by activist Gloria Steinem.