F.I.E.L. Organization Helps Student Immigrants Succeed

Marcos Cervantes, Reporter

The F.I.E.L organization is redefining the term “welcome.” Here at Wisdom, we have staff members that are helping seniors apply for colleges and preparing them for the future. The F.I.E.L is an organization on campus that helps immigrant students and families that are struggling.

F.I.E.L stands for Familias Immigrantes y Estudiantes en la Lucha, or Immigrant Families and Students in the Struggle. It was established in 2007 and was initially an immigrant support group. It eventually grew to a group for Advocating Immigrants’ Rights. The F.I.E.L helps students get into colleges regardless of the immigration situation.

“This organization has a lot of political work and great support for undocumented people,” said Abraham Espinosa, a representative of F.I.E.L. “I was an immigrant myself; I entered the United States in 1991. The F.I.E.L Organization is something personal for me. I fight and think about others more than I do for myself.”

If you know somebody around campus in need of help due to their immigration status, notify them of the F.I.E.L Organization or go to the College Center for more information.