Immigration

Fredy Ramirez is a first-generation college student from Bell Gardens, California. A son to undocumented immigrant parents from Central America, Fredy was front and center as he witnessed the struggles his parents faced here in the United States and pledged at a young age to develop himself so that he may help those like his parents in a greater capacity. In an effort to reinforce his strengths, he majored in Communications with a minor in Pre-Law at Long Beach City College. Understanding how crucial diversity and leadership skills are in our society, Fredy took part in the National Teen Leadership Program (NTLP) from 2013-2014 and returned in 2015 as a volunteer staff member. He volunteered as a staff member for NTLP and sat on the organization’s Advisory Board, was part of his college’s John Fylpaa Leadership Institute, and a part of the YP4 Fellowship Cohort. Through his devotion to his parents, his studies, and his self-development, Fredy hopes to become a licensed attorney to guide undocumented immigrants through the complicated justice system that both granted his Salvadorian mother U.S citizenship and deported his father back to Guatemala years ago.