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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.

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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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