July 19, 2012
David Ramirez was brought to Chicago from Mexico by his parents in 1991 when he was one year old. In Chicago, he attended one of the best public high schools in the country but his options for college were limited by his immigration status. He was unable to attend many of the universities he was accepted to because he was ineligible for financial aid. However, he received support from Dominican University and graduated from there in 2011. Before graduating, he was arrested in Atlanta protesting a bill that prohibited undocumented students from attending Georgia's highest ranked public universities. He is riding the bus because he is frustrated by the ways his status has continued to limit his opportunities after graduating college and he wants to see more of the United States.