Julio Martinez-Culin was just 10 months old when he along with his parents came to the United States from Mexico.
While growing up in North Carolina, parents of Martinez-Culin, who work as a farmer as well as a hotel housekeeper, told him to study seriously and do work hard in school and this will make his good. This May (2017), Martinez-Culin was the valedictorian of his high school and now at Lehigh University, he is a fresh man and studying engineering.
But Martinez-Culin, who is one among those 800,000 people who are known as Dreamers, is unsure what his future holds. Congress has a deadline of March 5 to find a solution for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, an executive order of Obama-era that gives young and undocumented immigrant’s permits to work and live in the United States without having the fear of being deported.
“DACA was an agreement to Dreamers that now we could come out of the shadows. It meant better opportunities.” Martinez-Cullin said.
“This bill agreement is the hope of light for many Dreamers like me. There are many present here whole life will change forever after this agreement.” He added.