Diana Martinez Quintana is a policy entrepreneur at Next100, a startup think tank based in New York City, whose policy work focuses on the intersection between immigration and climate justice. In addition to her work at Next100, Diana has an extensive community organizing background and has done immigration work for the last decade with Advocates for Immigrant Rights and Reconciliation and Kansas/Missouri Dream Alliance in Kansas City. She first became politically active in 2010 as an Undocumented youth in the Dream Act movement.
Last week, President Joe Biden moved to codify Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals by finalizing a rule to transform DACA into a federal regulation, a move that would help strengthen the legality of the program and benefit many undocumented youths. As a formerly undocumented person, I know just how much DACA can change lives. My life was changed 10 […]