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Bridging two worlds

Original post made on Feb 16, 2019

Menlo School senior Santy Mendoza, who will be a first-generation college student at Harvard University this fall, is a current beneficiary of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, a policy that gives people who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children temporary legal status and protection from deportation.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, February 15, 2019, 11:45 AM

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Posted by Congratulations
a resident of Menlo Park: Belle Haven
on Feb 16, 2019 at 9:52 pm

To Santy,
You are a model and a great example for all young people who sometimes feel like they do not have what it takes to go to college. I do not know you, but I already feel great respect for you and your family. Your dad's saying will stay with me forever. I am a teacher and will use it when I talk to my kids to inspire them to follow your steps. Congratulations to you and your family for bringing up such a great son. Wish you the best at college. I too live in East Palo Alto, and when I see young people hanging out on the streets, I feel bad for them, because they are wasting their time instead of getting ready for adulthood. Hopefully, they read this article and get inspired by it. I know hat it will inspire my students. Hope our President hears your story, so he can see that there are immigrants who turned out okay, and can be a great contribution to society.

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