Tuesday, January 28, 2014

DREAMer Runs for UNC Student Body President

Frank Bruni in a New York Times op/ed  writes about an undocumented immigrant running for student body president at the University of North Carolina:  "One of the candidates is an undocumented immigrant who readily identifies himself that way. . . . His name is Emilio Vicente. He’s a junior, 22, and a minority three times over: Latino, undocumented and gay."

According to the op/ed, Vicente "came to the United States from Guatemala at 6, his mother leading him under barbed wire and into Arizona . . . ."  He tells of his background in this story in the Daily Tar Heel.

There have previously been undocumentedy student body presidents, such as at Fresno State a few years ago.




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