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Release Date: 
Monday, August 12, 2019

Right now, what is motivating Yamilex, serving in Lubbock Texas, are the images and footage that came out after lawmakers visited the detention centers in Texas a few weeks ago. The fact that human beings are in a facility without adequate attention and care is inhumane. Whether or not someone agrees in restrictive or nonrestrictive immigration policies, it should still disturb someone to see those images and footage from the detention centers. yamilex has been feeling stuck in this feeling of guilt and shame to be living in Texas during her service and not being able to take action. Last week, she decided to do something about it. She knows when we look back at this period in history and the younger generation ask us what we did knowing this was happening right next to us; She will tell them that she opened an LSAT book and started studying. Yamilex want to go to law school and contribute in this fight against injustice and inhumanity towards people seeking refuge and a better life. That’s what she did about it.