DREAMer Benita Veliz will address the Democratic National Convention Wednesday night.

Veliz was detained after a traffic stop in 2009 and received a deportation order shortly after. Her name made national headlines in 2011 when she was spared deportation under new guidelines established by the Morton Memo on Prosecutorial Discretion, issued by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Veliz is scheduled to talk after Attorney General of California Kamala D. Harris and before Spanish language talk show host Cristina Saralegui.

Take a look at the schedule below:

From 9:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.


Karen Mills Small Business Administration

Progress for People Video: Small Business

American Voices Remarks

Bill Butcher


The Honorable Kamala D. Harris Attorney General of California

Stronger Together Video: Immigration


Benita Veliz DREAM Act Activist

Cristina Saralegui Journalist, Actress, and Talk Show Host

Sandra Fluke Attorney and Women’s Rights Activist

Austin Ligon Co-Founder and Former CEO of CarMax, Inc.

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