Union County Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados and Union County Freeholders Angel G. Estrada and Angela R. Garretson present a resolution to Sara Mora of Hillside congratulating her on leading the Pledge of Allegiance at Governor Phil Murphy’s Swearing-In Ceremony in Trenton earlier this month.
After Sara’s family left Costa Rica when she was three-years-old, she grew up in Hillside and received the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) when she turned 16, allowing her to get her driver’s license and take the SATs alongside her classmates. Her immigration status made her ineligible for state and federal financial aid, because of DACA, she was able to get a work permit and worked to put herself through Union County College. Currently the status of DACA is stalled in Congress.
The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders congratulates Sara Mora upon her achievements thus far and supports efforts to pass the DREAM Act to preserve DACA.