Diego N. Sánchez is an immigrant rights advocate, current UAC (unaccompanied minors) Case Manager at a Florida children's home, and former Co-Director of the Bridge Project, a Washington, D.C.-based non-profit that worked across the political spectrum in support of immigration reform. Diego is an alumni of St. Thomas University (STU), who earned a double-bachelor's degree in Psychology and in Liberal Studies: Global Leadership, with a minor in International Relations. He graduated in May of 2013, after taking a semester off to gain some valuable experience engaging Latinos in the 2012 elections. He was a very active student at STU while pursing his dual-degree; Diego was at one point or another involved with Campus Ministry, the University’s choir, as a NASPA & Young People For fellow, in the cross-country team, former student body Senator, Treasurer, and President. A native of Mar del Plata, Argentina, Diego migrated with his family of 5 to the United States in 1999, looking for educational opportunities and a brighter future. He is the eldest, with two younger sisters. Diego is engaged with Marvelis, whom he’s been with for about five years. He loves playing fútbol, discussing politics and philosophy, and taking long walks on the beach. Diego is addicted to Café con Leche.
As an aspiring immigration attorney, and proponent of immigrant rights, Diego hopes to see significant changes to immigration policies soon. Besides his work with the Bridge Project, he is also part of the Florida Immigrant Youth Network and has worked/interned at organizations such as the Florida Immigrant Coalition and the AFL-CIO.
Diego was highlighted by President Obama for his life and scholastic accomplishments in his address to the nation on June 11, 2013. WATCH HERE: PRESIDENT OBAMA CITES DIEGO SÁNCHEZ Diego represented the Bridge Project when President Obama delivered remarks on immigration reform on October 23, 2013. WATCH HERE: BROAD RANGE OF LEADERS JOIN PRESIDENT OBAMA TO CALL FOR ACTION ON IMMIGRATION REFORM
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