Educating Maryland Kids

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I remember in October 2006, I was a freshman in high school and I came home with my first midterm report: all A’s with the exception of 2 B’s. For my mother, who was then a college professor working on her PhD, those grades were not good enough. When she saw them, she said, “Why are you failing, did you join a gang or something?” She really emphasized the importance of education.

In 2010, I graduated from Paint Branch High School in the top 5% of my class. It was a bitter-sweet achievement. I had completed the first step in pursuing my dream to become a doctor, but I did not know what my future would hold considering I am also undocumented. I thought I was alone in my struggle until I found out about the the MD DREAM Act.