Bronx activist, undocumented immigrant Marco Saavedra pushes for immigration reform

A Bronx activist and undocumented immigrant is on a mission to improve the lives of people dealing with the constant threat of deportation. Marco Saavedra

The Mexican descendant his trying to change the mindset of people who live in fear of deportation.

The Mexican descendant his trying to change the mindset of people who live in fear of deportation. (9/13/13)

THE BRONX - A Bronx activist and undocumented immigrant is on a mission to improve the lives of people dealing with the constant threat of deportation.

Marco Saavedra was born in Mexico and moved to the South Bronx with his family when he was three years old. He says he's trying to change the mindset of other immigrants who live in fear over their citizenship status.

Saavedra says he used to worry about deportation and would hide his immigration status. However, he’s now a top college graduate pushing for immigration reform, even being locked in police detention several times for his activism.

As he shares his story, Saavedra says he wants other to know that there is nothing to be afraid of.
 

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