Ecuadorian Cristina Jiménez has been named to Time magazine’s list of the world’s 100 most influential people. Jiménez, who moved to the U.S. with her parents when she was 13, is the founder of United We Dream, an organization dedicated to the rights of young immigrants to the U.S. According to Time, her efforts were instrumental in the Congressional passage of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) in 2012. According to singer and Unicef ambassador Selena Gómez, “Cristina Jiménez dreams big. She dreams because she wants a bright future for the approximately 700,000 young people who, without their own…
Want to read the whole story?
Subscribe to The Cuenca Dispatch and gain full access to this story, weekly issues, plus the entire running archive! With your subscription, you will gain access to all the news you'll need concerning Ecuador as a United States expat.
Get access to our most read articles
- Cuenca expat scene is ‘changing before our eyes’
- Global warming? Most of the hot air is generated by politicians
- Immerse yourself in Cuenca’s bountiful markets
- Ecuadorian named to Time magazine’s 100 most influential people list
- Searching for origin of the word ‘Gringo’
- Los Perniles
- Artesana Bakery: a love story
- Cuenca will have a new Ludic Botanical Garden
- Catholic church opens its doors to the LGBTI community
- Ancient craft of ikat thrives in Gualaceo