Zaid Consuegra (@kcmo_pirate, IG) is a self-made man, and he’s done so with way less than you might think. Consuegra is a serial entrepreneur with three successful businesses to his name. He is also a DACA Recipient now living with the threat of deportation every day. At any moment he could lose his current business, a beloved coffee shop and vegan eatery in Kansas City, MO, by being deported to Mexico, a country he left as a child and knows very little about.
He shares his story, what it’s like living as an undocumented person in America, the fear of registering for DACA, why he’s no longer fearful, and what Dreamers really want from the Dream Act and immigration reform.
Read Zaid’s guest commentary in the Kansas City Star: http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/readers-opinion/guest-commentary/article188177234.html
Thanks also to Alan Sunkel of Swing Left for dropping by to talk about what Swing Left is working to accomplish and how you can get involved. Swing Left is working to flip or preserve 70 districts for the Democratic party in this year’s mid-term election. Taking control of the House is America’s best opportunity to reign in the madness coming out of the White House. Learn more and VOLUNTEER at https://swingleft.org/ and http://swingleftks03.org.
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Music for Unspecified is written & performed by Snacky. http://snackymusic.com