From Tijuana, Ex-DREAMer Calls for Immigration Reform

"Nancy Landa was working in the public sector at a California organization that fateful September in 2009, when she was 29.  She had graduated with honors in 2004 with a degree in business administration from California State University, Northridge (CSUN), and had a steady job. Everything seemed normal.  All of a sudden, at the Third Street entrance to Highway 710 N toward Long Beach, Landa was stopped by two immigration officials.  They got out of a van and, without showing her any official documentation, told her she was under arrest.  “I’m dreaming -- it’s a nightmare,” Landa thought as she climbed in the vehicle with four other people, heading to a detention center in downtown Los Angeles.  “I knew in that moment that what I had built in the United States, my life, was over. It was hard to take in what happened next,” she said." - Jacqueline Guzmán-García, Translated by Elena Shore, Aug. 25, 2012.