Thursday, July 23, 2015
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.
(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).