Coral Springs' Andrea Huerfano Could Be the Face of the DREAM Act
|Andrea after graduating from Florida State University.|
The coalition of supporters who helped get Andrea released from ICE custody -- and began organizing members of congress on Andrea's behalf -- think the young Colombian-born Florida State University alum could have just the kind of case that convinces both the public and legislators to take action -- in the form of the DREAM Act.
"Her story is very inspiring," Caitlin Baggot, a director of an Oregon-based nonprofit where Andrea worked after college, told me.
"Andrea is a great person," says her Miami-based attorney, Ivania Jimenez, who is working to help Andrea stay in this country after her six-month stay of deportation runs out. "She's smart. She's a high school -- and college -- graduate. She came here as a minor. She's a hard worker. She's been in this country for more than five years. She's the perfect face for this."
Indeed, Andrea has campaigned for the legislation herself. Before she was arrested, her Facebook profile picture was just the DREAM Act logo.