I Support AB 131 – Wil’ Prada’s Story

My name is Wilber Omar Prada Escudero, Peruano con orgullo! I recently graduated from UCLA with a degree in Political Science. I arrived to this country as a seven year old kid, elated to meet my father who had come to the U.S when I was just three years old. The reason he came was because of the incessant terrorism threatening his workplace. I remember the elevator door opening, and seeing an overweight man extending his arms and smiling at my mother and I. My mother ran to hug him but I wa...
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I Support AB 131 – Gerson Cortes’ Story

As a child, Gerson Cortes spent a lot of time staring into space, imagining what his life would be like when he grew up. The dreams were never the same, but they followed a basic path: I would sometimes come home from an excavation, shovel in hand, and a priceless, ancient artifact cradled in my arm. Or, I would get home from a long day on set, throat sore from yelling commands at the crew. And others, I would arrive home from a long book signing tour, where thousands of people lined up to buy ...
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I Support AB 131 – Bupendra’s Story

My name is Bupendra and I support AB 131. Ethnically Indian, I was born in Fiji and I came to the United States when I was two-years-old. Six months later, I became undocumented. At the age of 23, I became undocumented and Unafraid. I never knew what it meant to be undocumented; all I knew is that I had a passion to learn. I was exactly like the student sitting next to me, learning about the values this country was founded on, believing that those who work hard can succeed in America. As sapp...
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