Coming Out of the Shadows

Sankar Raman
Sankar Raman / The Immigrant Story

Sindy Avila Gutierrez was born in Morelos, Mexico. At the age of two, she was brought to the United States to live with her parents in Oregon. Arriving without formal paperwork,  Sindy’s family was considered “undocumented.” Without any legal protections, they faced hardships and uncertainty. These experiences fueled a fire in Sindy, who became an advocacy leader in the growing movement for DACA, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, to give undocumented immigrants like her greater legal protections and opportunities in the United States.

Many Roads to Here is a production of The Immigrant Story. This episode was produced by Natalia Lopez. Audio editing was done by Todd Baize. Our executive producer is Sankar Raman.

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