in the United States from Mexico on his fourth birthday. As an undocumented person, he always worried about being discovered and deported. After graduating from high school, he attended college but could only register for one term at a time because he could not get financial aid. The day he got his green card is vivid in his memory, as you’ll hear in his story. Miguel now works as a talent development and inclusion strategist at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry in Portland, Oregon. He co-founded the Portland Through A Latinx Lens website and mentors and advocates for youths of color. He also loves creating hip-hop music.
DREAMs Deferred Live is a production of the award-winning nonprofit The Immigrant Story. The stories were broadcast live on YouTube from St. Andrew Lutheran Church in Beaverton, Oregon, on Saturday, September 12, 2020. With a focus on stories and experiences from our undocumented community, DREAMs Deferred Live provided a space for storytelling, cultural exchange and empathy in light of looming threats to DACA. They were coached by Erin Briddick and assisted by Marie Gettel-Gilmartin.