As our government’s immigration policy evolves, Newest Americans has been exploring what is at stake for Marisol Conde-Hernandez and her family.
See previous chapters of Marisol’s story below.
Episode 1: Meet Marisol
Marisol Conde Hernandez is an undocumented law student at Rutgers University-Newark and the co-founder of the NJ DREAM Act Coalition.
Episode 2: Leaving Home
Marisol leaves home for the first time to take a summer fellowship at Harvard.
Episode 3: Here & Not
Marisol’s father has an encounter with the law that could threaten his status.
Episode 4: Undeterred
As a new administration settles into the White House, Marisol and her family carry on with their lives much as they always have – with courage.
Episode 5: Ascending
Marisol graduates from law school.
To see how different states make life easier or harder for undocumented immigrants, check out this New York Times infographic.
Marisol Conde- Hernandez, J.D. received her Juris Doctorate from Rutgers University – Newark Law School and is the first undocumented immigrant from New Jersey to complete her law degree. She graduated from Rutgers University, summa cum laude, in 2011 with a B.A. in Sociology and a minor in Women’s & Gender Studies. She co-founded the New Jersey Dream Act Coalition prior to law school.