DACA Thriving Tuesdays: Dealing with Strong, Mixed Emotions and Moving Forward with a Vision

Jun 24, 2020 |  Lisseth Rojas-Flores & Norma Ramirez | Health & Wellbeing, Thrive Thoughts, Video



Special guests, Cecilia Sanchez and DACA recipient, Monica Cornejo reconvene with moderators, Lisseth Rojas-Flores and Norma Ramirez to talk about the complexity of the DACA ruling, feeling mixed emotions, and learning how to move forward.


Additional Resources

  1. Organizations that give opportunities for visits to Mexico using Advanced Parole:
    1. US-Mexico Foundation
    2. US-Mex Focus
  2. How to prepare coming back to Mexico from the US in case that’s an option:
    1. It’s Better to Be Prepared Guide (en Español)
    2. Educational opportunities and resources (en Español)
    3. Re-validating U.S. studies in Mexico (en Español)
    4. Cross-border educational opportunities by Arizona State University
    5. Educación sin distancia ni frontera by UNAM
  3. Organizations built by Dreamers who are back in Mexico:
    1. Dream in Mexico AC
    2. New Comienzos
    3. US Dreamers in Mexico
    4. Hola Code


Author’s Note

This presentation is part of our five-week webinar series, DACA Thriving Tuesdays in collaboration with Fuller Theological Seminary. See the full series here.


About the Moderators

Lisseth Rojas-Flores

Lisseth Rojas-Flores is associate professor of clinical psychology at Fuller Theological Seminary and a licensed psychologist. Her research focuses on trauma, youth violence prevention, parent-child relationships, and the overall wellbeing of immigrant children and families in the United States. Her work is deeply informed by culture and context. As a bilingual/bicultural clinical psychologist, Dr. Rojas-Flores is especially interested in addressing the interrelationships between family issues, mental health, and social justice.



Head shot of Norma Ramirez

Norma Ramirez

Born in Iguala, Guerrero, Mexico, Norma Ramirez is DACA recipient and doctoral candidate in Clinical Psychology Program at Fuller Theological Seminary. It wasn’t until attending graduate school that she realized crossing the border was a traumatic experience that continues to shape every part of her life. Norma is both an advocate for her therapy clients within the system and an activist in the greater socio-political context for Latino/a immigrant youth and families.


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