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May Sudhinaraset, assistant professor of community health sciences, was quoted in a Los Angeles Times article about the stigma and high risks associated with being an undocumented immigrant.
written by Anh Do
Dean Santos arrived in the U.S. from the Philippines when he was 12 and quickly took to American culture. In his teenage years in San Bruno, he played sword and fantasy card games with other kids, watched “South Park” and joined the high school wrestling team.
When he got to college, he became a member of the student government. By the time he was 20, he had begun to help organize young people in the country illegally.
“I taught them how to do lobby visits, how to set up meetings with elected officials, how to tell our stories to make ourselves heard,” Santos said.
For Santos, who is now 29, it was personal: He has been in the U.S. without legal status since shortly after he arrived as a boy.