The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida
WHEREAS, the plight of Daniela Pelaez serves as an important lesson in civics and humanity; and
WHEREAS, as an undocumented immigrant, Daniela recently faced deportation. However, after intervention from school and government officials and other students, Daniela was granted a stay in the United States when she received a two-year deferred deportation action; and
WHEREAS, Daniela recently formed the “We Are Here” Foundation to help other students in her same situation legalize their immigration status; and
WHEREAS, the “We Are Here” Foundation seeks to educate the immigrant student community about their legal rights and to raise funds for scholarships, grants and legal and psychological support in dealing with their immigration status; and
WHEREAS, Miami-Dade County Public Schools commends Daniela Pelaez for her positive attitude, perseverance and bravery in the face of immense obstacles and for her commitment to helping others;
BE IT RESOLVED THAT:
The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, approve Resolution No. 12-070 of The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognizing Daniela Pelaez for creating the “We Are Here” Foundation to help undocumented children legalize their immigration status in the United States.
A copy of this resolution is placed in the permanent records of this Board.
Presented this eighteenth day of April, A.D. 2012