Campfire Stories to Bring Tales of Immigration to Txikiteo 

In 2017, hundreds of concerned citizens gathered at the Idaho State Capitol to hear the stories of DACA recipients. Rixa Rivera Sandoval, who came to the United States on an undocumented basis when she was 1 1/2 years old, remembered her mother telling her that because of her immigration status, she might never realize her dream of becoming a police officer.

"'Mija, I don't want to tell you this, but I think you can't. We're not here the legal way,'" Sandoval recalled her mother saying.

From the earliest days of Donald Trump's presidency, DACA, which allows undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children to remain here, has been a political football, but the social and political tensions that swirl around the program are only a few of the reasons to swing by Txikiteo this evening (Aug. 13) for Campfire Stories.

Starting at 8 p.m., Boise-based author and current Idaho Writer in Residence Christian Winn will introduce a slate of storytellers whose work touches on DACA, including Boise poet Hannah Q. Rodabaugh, Elizabeth Almanza, Ben Stein and Maria Andrade. Together, they will snatch DACA from national headlines and make it personal, conjuring the dignity and humanity of the people who rely on it to make the U.S. their home.
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