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Op-Ed: Dreaming in the White House

 By Carla Lopez, The Advocate

How one queer DREAMer went from living on a couch shared with her parents to the White House.

As I stood in line at the White House, it hit me: I was about to meet the president of the United States.

Just six months ago, I lived my life by a simple rule — never be noticed and absolutely never mention my status as an undocumented immigrant to anyone.

But all that changed in December when I was approved for President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival program, which grants some undocumented immigrants the ability to work legally in the U.S. and the security of knowing they won’t be deported.

Read more at Advocate.com

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