Through my work on the newly founded President’s Alliance for Higher Education and Immigration, I had encouraged Hector to accept the invitation to share his important story with congressional leaders in Washington. Hector’s status as a DACA individual will end very soon because of a delay in the U.S. Postal Service.
I was at the Center for Creative Leadership in Greensboro on Jan. 11 when I had the thrill of seeing Hector’s remarkable speech on C-SPAN television. U.S. Representative Steny Hoyer of Maryland introduced Hector with glowing words of praise. Hector was so impressive as he spoke with powerful eloquence. I was moved to tears by his words. The people watching with me were equally impressed and proud. And, surely, all of us at Guilford should be proud of him.