Dan-el Padilla Peralta ’06
Dan-el Padilla Peralta ’06
Frank Wojciechowski

In a Nov. 12 campus symposium on the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act, former Sachs scholar and Latin salutatorian Dan-el Padilla Peralta ’06 advocated for immigration reform in the United States. Padilla Peralta, who was born in the Dominican Republic and raised in New York, explained the uncertainty he had faced as an undocumented immigrant. “You’re always put in a position of feeling as if you are about to be tried ... by a system whose principles defy logic,” he said. “You are powerless.” Padilla Peralta holds a student visa while pursuing a Ph.D. in classics at Stanford.