You’re listening to episode number 89. Round Table Talk: DACA- Dreamers and Immigration- What’s at Stake?
In this episode I get to talk in the round table setting with The We Spot leaders, Amy Norris and Heather Williams, and our guest Betzy Valdez. Betzy is originally from Pachuca, Hidalgo, Mexico, she came to the United States with her family 22 years ago, chasing the well-known “American Dream”. Greeley, Colorado is where her and her family have resided over the past 22 years and it’s a place, she calls home. She has been married for 11 years and has three little girls. She is the founder of B. Empowered, a space created to encourage others to be the change, to be empowered to be the world-changers, the difference-makers, the heart-changers.
Through Betzy’s own journey, she continues to be brave by sharing her story, her truths, her mess. Instead of allowing setbacks in her life to hold her back, she is determined to use her mess as her message of hope, strength and belonging. Her calling in life in to encourage and empower others in their own journey, regardless of color, race, religion, or legal status. She believes we must all have a vision, not division.
Betzy plans to continue her journey as an empowerment and motivational speaker as well as an active community volunteer, leader and advocate for immigrant and refugee rights. She is also passionate about creating empowered leaders in order to serve and transform.
We talk in this episode about DACA, what’s been happening with DACA, and how it effects those who are Dreamers. Since recording this episode there have been a few changes. According to the Immigrants Rising organization, despite the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to reinstated DACA to its original 2012 form, The Trump Administration has since announced changes to the program. The Trump Administration has been sued for this move to subvert the Supreme Court’s decision on the DACA program. You can find the full article HERE and follow along to stay up to date on the current events concerning DACA and immigration.
We are grateful for Betzy and her willingness to have this conversation with us and share her heart and story. Betzy is a voice of love, strength, and advocacy and we are so grateful for her!
Listen to Betzy’s full story HERE on The WE Podcast, Episode #57
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