At Prairie Village forum, dreamer asks leaders to stand with young immigrants in debate over DACA policy

Alex Martinez of the KS/MO DREAM Alliance
Alex Martinez of the KS/MO DREAM Alliance spoke at Thursday’s forum in Prairie Village.

As a 14 year old, Alex Martinez left the home in Mexico where he was being raised by his grandmother to join his mother in the United States.

“My mother made the hard decision to leave me so she could provide something more for me and my brother and my sister,” Martinez said. “And she made another hard decision to let her child go through a desert, a river, and another desert just so she could see me again.”