Julissa Arce's Wants Her Story To Inspire Undocumented Youth To Dream Big

by Yvette Montoya

There are a lot of ways to describe Julissa Arce . She’s a former Wall Street VP, a former undocumented person, a political commentator, a best-selling author, and a social justice advocate. But in one word, Julissa Arce is courageous. Her latest book Someone Like Me is a young adult novel that explores some of the nuances of the undocumented experience that aren’t normally talked about.

We often hear about the experience of physically crossing the border to the United States, but few talk about what it’s like being a child left behind. We barely hear about pueblos that become...

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