Confessions of a Formerly Undocumented Youth

Jose Antonio Vargas, a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, had the courage to come out of the shadows and share his story of being undocumented (defineamerican.com).  This week New American Media shared another inspiring story of a young Filipino, Anthony Ng, who stepped out of the shadows with President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. You can read the full article here.

The story of Anthony’s family is one that anybody who has faced hardship in their life can relate to:
“The older Ngs only had a high school education and no professional skills to compete in the already overcrowded labor sector. The Philippine economy in the late 1990s was in turmoil, devastated by natural calamities and political strife, and unemployment was at an all-time high.

‘If you’re a responsible parent, the only way out from seeing your young driven to such a miserable existence is to get out. That defines the choices for many overseas workers,’ says Anthony.”