Elman Gonzales arrived in America when he was 2 years old. “I have no recollection of Honduras…America is my home, ” he says.
Elman was brought here illegally by his parents, who escaped the horrible conditions of his birth country. Elman is known as a DREAMER and now has DACA.
DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) gives Elman the necessary tools to be a productive citizen in America. These tools are a drivers license, social security number and a work authorization card.
Elman was recently attending East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, TN until his tuition started to add up where he had to pay out-of-state tuition.
Elman told me he worked up to three jobs a semester to pay for a handful of classes.
He now attends Middle Tennessee State University under a scholarship which cuts the difference of out-of-state and in-state tuition for him…making college affordable for him.