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DREAM Now Letters to Barack Obama: Chih Tsung Kao

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The “DREAM Now Series: Letters to Barack Obama” is a social media campaign that launched Monday, July 19, to underscore the urgent need to pass the DREAM Act.

Dear President Obama,

My name is Chih Tsung Kao.  I am 24 years old and am now currently living in Taipei, Taiwan awaiting military service.  This is not what I had planned for my life as I entered high school, but it was drastically altered when I found out that I was undocumented at 17.

I arrived in the US on a visitor’s visa when I was about 4 years old.  My mother had obtained a student visa for me shortly afterwards and moved me to Boulder, Co to live with my grandparents.  By the age of 13 my grandparents decided they wanted to retire and move to California.  Being raised in Boulder, the only city I’ve ever known, I decided I wanted to stay and found a friend’s parents who would take me in.