Shadel Aguilar is a mother of three beautiful, powerful and amazing children. She has lived in Oakland since the ‘90s. Her family migrated from Mexico, and Oakland has been her home since then. Being an immigrant in this country has not been easy for Shandel and her family. Shandel and her sisters share the same story as many young people that came to this country with their parents to find better opportunities. After 20+ years in this country, DACA helped change Shandel’s life along with thousands of other lives. Shandel is very involved in her children’s education because she knows the challenges that come when one is not educated. Shandel’s children have learned that as people of color, they have to give their 110% in all they do, sometimes even more because they are fighting against something bigger.