Dreaming and legislating: A conversation with New York State Assemblywoman Catalina Cruz

Tempest Tossed returns! Catalina Cruz, the first DREAMER in the New York State Assembly, joins Alex Aleinikoff to talk about immigration policy, differences between campaigning and governing, and how she advocates for her Queens, NY district and community.

“There is a lot of trauma that goes unspoken with having had to live as an undocumented person that I am sure it is not just me. I’m sure there’s thousands of people in this country who have had to live with that trauma. So, the more I talk about it publicly, the more I help others understand their own hardships, fight alongside me, and speak up if they want to.”

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