Nanci Palacios is the most courageous person in most rooms into which she walks. She is a community organizer who herself is a DACA recipient (an Obama executive order entitled Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals). DACA allows for young people who came to this country as children to apply for work permits. This has made it possible for Nanci to get a driver’s license (unlike in many states, in Florida you cannot have a driver’s license if you’re not a US citizen) and get a work permit so she can hold a regular job.

Nanci has battled many opponents throughout the years. Every day, when she leaves the house, she’s not sure whether that night, her mom and dad will arrive back home. They are both undocumented ...

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