Jose Patino

Jose Patino

Jose Patino is the vice president of education and external affairs at Phoenix-based Aliento, a youth-led community organization serving DACA recipients and undocumented immigrants.


I am one of the original Dreamers. Congress Needs to Finally Pass the Dream Act.  

By: - March 6, 2023

When I received DACA protections a decade ago, at age 24, I immediately burst into tears. I’d recently graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in mechanical engineering, but I wasn’t allowed to hold a legal job or even live legally in the United States. Now I could get a social security number. That […]