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They Persisted: A Journey Toward Home

Jean Guerrero, Julissa Arce and Reyna Grande share their tears and triumphs in the search for the American Dream and a new home.

Julissa Arce

Julissa Arce is a political commentator, speaker, writer and best-selling author of "My (Underground) American Dream" and "Someone Like Me." She was named one of People en Español’s 25 Most Powerful Women of 2017....

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Reyna Grande

Reyna Grande is the author of the best-selling memoir, "The Distance Between Us," where she writes about her life before and after coming from Mexico to the United States as an undocumented immigrant. The much-anticipated sequel, "A Dream Called Home," was released in fall 2018....

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Jean Guerrero

Jean Guerrero is an Emmy-award-winning reporter for KPBS, the NPR and PBS affiliate in San Diego. She reports on immigration and border issues for public radio and TV stations across the country. She has also worked for The Wall Street Journal in Mexico City and has an MFA from Goucher College....

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