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NYIC DREAM Fellow, Mehdi Mahraoui, Meets with President

Today, President Obama is meeting with seven family members at the White House who will share their stories about how their families have been impacted by our nation’s broken immigration system. One of the New York Immigration Coalition's talented DREAM Fellows, Mehdi Mahraoui, will be representing New York families and the NYIC at this meeting.

[Photo Above] Mehdi and his sister, Mona, at rally in Washington D.C. this week before the Senate Judiciary Committee Mark Up hearing on the immigration bill continues

Mehdi Mahraoui, a student at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, was selected as a Spring 2013 DREAM Fellow, a leadership development training program put together by the NYIC and the Fund for Public Advocacy.  He is among 13 New York DREAMers selected for this year's fellowship to build skills in leadership and advocacy in this critical time for passing comprehensive immigration reform. 

Mehdi Mahraoui, 22, was born in Morocco. He came to the U.S. when he was 7 years old with his family.  Mehdi is deeply interested in the issues of justice and community wellbeing and his goal is to obtain a doctoral degree in social work.  In late 2012, Mehdi received U.S residency, but his parents and his oldest sister remain in deportation proceedings. He is in Washington D.C. with the FIRM Keeping Families Together Campaign this week to represent New York families and to urge Senators to pass comprehensive immigration reform that keeps families like his together. 

[Photo Above] Families from across the nation are in D.C. this week during the SJC mark up hearing period calling for an immigration bill that will keep families together

You can listen to Mehdi's story at the NYIC DREAM Fellowship press conference, here: 

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