Thursday, July 23, 2015

Immigrant of the Day: Dr. Dan-el Padilla Peralta

Today's immigrant of the day is Dr. Dan-el Padilla Peralta.  As explained in this NY Times article, Dr. Padilla came to the United States from the Dominican Republic when he was 4 years old and lived as an undocumented immigrant while growing up.  He is currently a post-doc fellow at Columbia University and will be an assistant professor of classics at Princeton University next year.

Dr. Padilla

(Photo credit: Damon Winter, NY Times).

Dr. Padilla chronicles his life story in this book, Undocumented: A Dominican Boy's Odyssey from a Homeless Shelter to the Ivy League (Penguin Press 2015).


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