Alliyah Lusuegro is the Outreach Coordinator for the National Priorities Project at the Institute for Policy Studies. This op-ed was distributed by Oth​er​Words​.org.

Immigration Policy Doesn’t Have to Be This Way
For 20 years, the Department of Homeland Security has made life a nightmare for millions—but Dreamers like me have seen that there’s another way.
Alliyah Lusuegro