In an op-ed for the Philadelphia Inquirer, Master of Public Policy student Victor Guillen has called on the United States Congress to reform the country's temporary protected status law.
"I grew up in Caracas, the capital city of Venezuela, where I not only experienced the best years of my life, but also the collective trauma of a nation," writes Guillen in the piece. "When I was 16, I decided to get politically involved in one of the most vocally anti-government parties in the country. My motivation was fundamentally driven by a desire for change. Today I am fortunate enough to live in a country where I don't need to fear violence for using my voice to demand change, and so I am calling on Congress to finally step up and fix our broken immigration system."