Cesar Vargas was brought by his parents to the United States from Mexico when he was 5 years old. He grew up in New York, graduated from high school, completed college, and is in his final year of law school. Now, he has one thing holding him back from his dream of joining the military: the fact that he’s undocumented.
Cesar has said:
“My dream is to serve in the military as a JAG officer or on the front line as an intelligence officer to lead Marines. I want to earn my place next to the great heroes of our nation that have and are fighting to defend our Constitution.”
Watch the video from a recent press conference where Cesar explains his struggle to join the military, and the difficulties he’s faced despite his outstanding achievements and clean record. He is introduced by Illinois Senator and DREAM champion Dick Durbin: