The New York Times shares the story of Dan-el Padilla Peralta, who hopes to further the discussion on immigration policy through his novel Undocumented: A Dominican Boy’s Odyssey From a Homeless Shelter to the Ivy League. In the novel, he recounts his experience from poverty in the Dominican Republic to the all-boys Collegiate School in Manhattan, to Princeton, then Oxford, where he earned a Masters in Philosophy, and Stanford, where he earned a Doctorate in Classics. His mother brought him to the U.S. from Santo Domingo when he was 4 years old, and they overstayed their tourist visas. He has wrestled with the consequences of that ever since. Read the full story at New York Times.
New York Times: From an “Undocumented” Boyhood to a Doctorate
Jul 27, 2015 | Immigration Law