Larissa Martinez Talks With Nessa About Undocumented Immigrants

09/27/2016 ยท 1:13

[ APPLAUSE ] >> SHE'S HERE WITH US NOW. PLEASE WELCOME LARISSA MARTINEZ!

[ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ] LARISSA! YOU ARE SO STRONG AND

COURAGEOUS. >> THANK YOU. >> THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR

EVERYTHING. NOW, TELL ME WHY YOU DECIDED TO SHARE YOUR STORY AND WHAT'S

BEEN, YOU KNOW, THE FEEDBACK SINCE YOU HAVE? >> I JUST WANTED TO SHARE MY

STORY BECAUSE I WANTED TO GIVE A FACE TO THE UNDOCUMENTED COMMUNITY AND SHOW PEOPLE WE'RE

HUMANS WHO HAVE DREAMS TOO. HONESTLY, THE FEEDBACK HAS BEEN VERY POSITIVE.

THE MAJORITY OF PEOPLE I'VE ENCOUNTERED, THEY'RE REALLY NICE TO ME AND TOLD ME THEY SUPPORT

ME AND PEOPLE LIKE ME. >> HOW CAN WE CONTINUE TO SUPPORT YOU?

BECAUSE I KNOW YOU WON'T BE ABLE TO VOTE. HOW CAN YOUR PEERS, HOW CAN ALL

OF US HELP YOU AND OTHER UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS? >> WELL, THEY CAN EDUCATE

THEMSELVES, AND ON THESE ISSUES AND OBVIOUSLY GO OUT AND REGISTER TO VOTE, AND IF NOT FOR

THEMSELVES, THEY SHOULD DO IT FOR PEOPLE LIKE ME WHO CAN'T, BECAUSE OUR LIVES ARE IN THEIR

HANDS, TOO. >> YES. YES.

[ APPLAUSE ] >> THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE, LARISSA.

BEST OF LUCK. >> THANK YOU. >> AT YALE.