‘It’s Time’: As Congress Debates Citizenship Legislation Yet Again, a DACA Recipient Grows Frustrated
Photo: Callaghan O'Hare
Maria Sacchetti, The Washington Post
Javier Quiroz crossed the U.S.-Mexico border as a young boy. Today, he is a registered nurse who paid his way through college and then fought to save lives in a pandemic that nearly took his father and infected him, his wife, and their baby girl.
Despite his parents’ earlier warnings that college might be out of reach, his mother urged him to keep trying. “Push the boundaries,” she would tell him, and it became a verbal tic. Now, Quiroz waits. He wants Congress to finally create a pathway to citizenship for him and his parents, whom he calls the “original dreamers.”