Tuesday, June 17, FIU students and brothers Nicolas and Esteban Wulff will be attending a Champions for Change event at the White House promoting the effect Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status has had on un-documented students.
As part of the Champions of Change program, the White House features a group of Americans – individuals, businesses and organizations – who are doing extraordinary things to empower and inspire members of their communities. White House officials will participate in a discussion with these Champions to learn more about DACA recipients and their accomplishments.
“It’s a real honor to be asked to represent FIU at the White House. I did not expect anything like this my first week here,” said Nicolas, who is a Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute intern in Congressman Joe Garcia’s office.
Nicolas and Esteban came to the United States when they were 5 years old from Colombia. Together they have advocated for other students with the same immigration status. In March, at FIU Day in Tallahassee, they spoke in front of the House Education Appropriations Committee, explaining how unaffordable it is for undocumented students to attend college, even a public university. Here is the link to their testimony March 5.
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