Iliana Perez, Director of Research & Entrepreneurship at Immigrants Rising joins Rational Middle Podcast host Chris Lyon to share her thoughts on the DACA Supreme Court decision, her personal story, and how that experience has driven her work in providing resources to immigrants—from legal assistance, work opportunities, small business investment, and access to mental healthcare—regardless of status. You can listen to Iliana’s audio story below or at Rational Middle Podcast.
"I graduated in 2009 with a degree in math. I chose a subject that I thought would open opportunities here or in another country. Given that this was way before DACA, I definitely thought about leaving the country to pursue different opportunities."