As lawmakers in Washington D.C. debate immigration reform and border security,activists across the country are demanding a path to citizenship for young people brought to the U.S. as children. Many call themselves 'Dreamers,' referring to the DREAM Act, a stalled proposal to legalize undocumented students.
Most of the conversation surrounding this topic relates to undocumented people from Mexico and Latin America. But the issue also affects immigrants from countries on the other side of the world.
Mohammad Abdollahi, a 27-year-old Iran native, works for the National Immigrant Youth Alliance, a social media hub advocating for legalization of young students. He spoke with Arizona Public Media’s Fernanda Echavarri and Andrea Kelly recently while advocating for young Mexican immigrants at the international border fence in Nogales.
Listen to Mohammad's story: