22 Powerful Images By Dreamers: A Window Into Life As An Undocumented Immigrant In America

Undocumented youth say the artwork is a way to tell their story and bring comfort to many others like them.

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1. As the prospects for immigration reform have repeatedly risen, then floundered, dreamers -- undocumented youth brought to the U.S. as children -- have created artwork to share their stories and experiences.

3. "Just the other day I met this undocumented college freshman at an art show I had at UC Berkley, and he told me that because of my work he didn't feel alone," artist Julio Salgado told BuzzFeed.

7. He says cartooning is his activism. "Cartooning has allowed me to convey messages that I could not get across with my academic and creative prose," he writes.

22. Ledesma said what struck him, is that the students who made it to UC Berkeley had something in common.

Alberto Ledesma

"They're always trying to show that they're more than their immigrant status."

Adrian Carrasquillo is the White House correspondent for BuzzFeed News and is based in Washington, DC.

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