Ana Valdez Curiel is an undergraduate (majoring in Political Science and Latin American Studies) here at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She is an activist and involved in a lot of different things but for the purposes of this conversation I have to note that she was brought to the United States as a young child and is currently a recipient of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA.
This is a personal look at DACA and we talk about the stress involved, the uncertainty about life, the misperceptions people have, and the debate over the “good” vs. “bad” immigrant. Congress is dealing with the issue right now and the stakes are high.
Thanks to Alex Frizzell for doing the recording, which for the first time I did at a studio here on the UNC Charlotte campus.