Benita Veliz made history Wednesday night when she took the stage at the Democratic National Convention.

“I’ve had to live almost my entire life knowing I could be deported,” she said on the stage. The twenty-seven-year old came to the U.S. without papers as a child but now qualifies for temporary status that protects her from deportation under President Obama’s Deferred Action program.

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