#1 of 11 million

by Joseph McKeown

"Like pilgrims who arrived centuries before, some of us came here by choice, others by necessity, be it social, economic, or personal. Out of desperation and borne out of sacrifice, many of us were sent here by our families. Then and now, we came across oceans, valleys, deserts, and rivers. Then and now, those of us who did not die on that journey want a better life."

- Official cover letter to Jeh Johnson, Secretary of the Department of   Homeland Security, for the #1of11million applicants for Deferred Action