I'm Maneri! I'm 18 years old and from Los Ángeles. I just graduated high school and will be attending UCLA to study Political Science in the fall. Being an undocumented student has been tough. Coming to this country at six years old completely changed my life. Learning English and doing well in school was a battle since everyone in my family only spoke Spanish and had no more than an elementary school education.
However, being a Dreamer has also shaped who I am, what I stand for, and has inspired me to dream big. After graduation, I hope to go to law school and become an immigration lawyer to help others in my situation & give back to my community. I dream that one day, your immigration status doesn't define your path in life or hold you back from reaching your goals, but instead encourages and embraces diversity.
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