We are a members-based organization fueled by the passion and creativity of who shows up. We meet twice a month via Skype. If you are interested in joining one of our calls and/or exploring the possibility of joining ODA as an active member, please be in touch.
Maggie Loredo was born in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. At the age of 2, she immigrated with her parents and at 18; she decided to move back to Mexico where she has now lived for 8 years. As a founding member of ODA she is dedicated to the well-being of Otr@s Dreamers, advocates for her community on both sides of the border, and coordinates our projects.
Yovany Diaz moved to the Atlanta, Georgia area when he was eight years old. He is active as an advocate for immigrant rights in the "Undocumented and Unafraid" movement in the United States. In 2016, he moved to Mexico City, where he currently lives. As a member of ODA, he advocates for #DreamersInMexico and builds community, online and off.
Enrique Rojas was born in Cuernavaca Morelos. At the age of 12 he emigrated to the US with his family. At 24, he decided to return to Mexico and continue with his education. In 2015, he graduated from Universidad Tecnologica Emiliano Zapata and in 2016 he received his professional license and university degree as an IT Engineer. He currently lives in Mexico City where he works for an IT company whose headquarter is located in San Diego, California. As a member of ODA Enrique wants to help people like us (returnees and deported) young and elder “dreamers” to realize that there is hope and opportunities here in Mexico.
Originally from Provo, Utah and Houston, Texas, Jill Anderson immigrated to Mexico City ten years ago. She is a writer, scholar-activist, and mother to two beautiful, binational daughters. As a founding member of ODA, she currently contributes via research, speaking events, teach-ins, press relations, and community connections.
Victor H. Manuel. Born in Mexico emigrated to the US with his family at age 3 where he grew up in Las Vegas NV before moving back at the age of 18 after his father was deported. As an active member of ODA and the community he has participated in interviews, events, and binational dialogues to raise awareness for returnees in Mexico.
Claudia A. Amaro, was born in Tijuana. She moved to the U.S. at age 12 in 1988 after her father’s assassination. In 2006 her husband was deported and Claudia decided to move back to Mexico with him and their son. In 2013, Claudia joined the #Dream9 to return home to Kansas City. She supports ODA as liason in the United States.
Víctor M. Saucedo, was born in Chihuahua, Mexico. He moved to the U.S. at age 2 and currently lives in San Antonio, TX. He's a musician and technology enthusiast. In 2012 he received his DACA in order to work for a Texas IT company. He was a part of #UnitedWeDream which helped wage the fight that got movement to the victory of DACA. He supports ODA as Website Admin.