Javier Juarez, a Rhode Island resident and probably best known in Newport as a Newport Pedicabber, joined WUN’s Ryan Belmore to chat about his recent commencement speech at Brown University. Juarez shared how, as a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipient, he got to the point of graduating from an Ivy League university with an advanced degree.

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