I am a first generation Mexican-American and proud Veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. My family immigrated from Mexico in search of the American dream.
After high-school I joined the U. S. Marine Corps and served honorably until I decided to establish my roots in Texas and attend college. I attended and graduated from the University of North Texas while also working full-time.
I am happily married to my wife Louise, who is an immigrant of Ghana. We have two lovely kids, Zyanya and Alexander.
I am a small-business owner and the co-founder of Marpe Global, a global non-profit organization that focuses on expanding economic opportunities, access to education, and environmental awareness in West Africa.
As a proud veteran, I will continue to fight for veterans to have access to healthcare, educational benefits, and jobs. I want to restore funding to expand clinical services at VA Medical Centers. I support legislation to address the role of Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
We will not build a wall! Not today, not tomorrow, not ever. Mr. Trump's proposal is idiotic, unreasonable, and the idea showcases the extreme views of a small minority.
I support comprehensive immigration reform that is both fair and realistic. We must stop dividing families by deporting the parents of children who were born in this country or who were brought here as young children.