‘Drop the I-Word’ event highlights students’ stories

Source: Michael Qian, The Dartmouth |3/31/14 6:38pm

"A few years after Daniela Pelaez ’16 and her family emigrated from Barranquilla, Colombia, to Florida in 1999, Pelaez’s mother fell seriously ill. Lacking health insurance, her mother decided to return to Colombia after a lawyer told the family that she could return to the U.S. after receiving medical care. This, however, was not the case, and Pelaez’s mother was banned from the U.S. for 10 years."