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

By Lisseth Rojas-Flores and Norma Ramirez


Special guests, Cecilia Sanchez and DACA recipient, Monica Cornejo reconvene with our moderators for our final webinar to talk about the complexity of the DACA ruling, feeling mixed emotions, and learning how to move forward.


Additional Resources

Organizations that give opportunities for visits to Mexico using Advanced Parole:
  1. US-Mexico Foundation
  2. US-Mex Focus
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
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


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


About the Moderators

Lisseth Rojas-Flores

Dr. Lisseth Rojas-Flores is an Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology at Fuller Theological Seminary. Her primary research interests focus on trauma, youth violence prevention, and the quality of parent-child relationships and overall well-being of children and parents living in low-income immigrant families in the United States. She takes a special interest in addressing the interrelationships between family, mental health and social justice issues.


Norma Ramirez

Born in Iguala, Guerrero, Mexico, Norma Ramirez is DACA recipient and Doctoral Candidate in Clinical Psychology 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. Ramirez 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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