Juan Carlos Navarro

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Juan Navarro

Juan Carlos Navarro is an illegal immigration activist. Kurt Schrader advocated for Juan Carlos Navarro to attend President Trump's State of the Union speech in 2018.[1]


Juan Carlos Navarro is "an OSU graduate who is currently working on his master’s degree in college student services. Navarro was brought to the U.S. at the age of 3 when his parents were told by doctors that he would never walk...He was brought to a Shriner’s hospital and admitted as a research patient in 1995. Twelve years of physical therapy and six surgeries later, Navarro walked for the first time when he was 15 years old.

He later went on to attend Chemeketa Community College in Salem. However, due to his inability to work as an undocumented immigrant he could only afford to go to school part-time."

2018 State of the Union Address

Several DACA recipients, including Juan Carlos Navarro, were invited to President Trump's 2018 State of the Union Address:[2]

DACA recipients and illegal immigration advocates include: Karen Bahena (DACA recipient), Jessica Chilin-Hernandez (Salvadoran TPS holder), Cindy Garcia (wife of deported Jorge Garcia), Aldo Solano (Dreamer), Viviana Andazola Marquez (father was detained by ICE), Hugo Alexander Acosta Mazariego (Dreamer), Nicolle Uria (Dreamer), Leonardo Reyes, (Dreamer), Jung Bin Cho (Dreamer), Nery Martinez (TPS holder), Leo Salinas Chacon (Dreamer), Antonio Valdovinos (Dreamer who was denied entry to the U.S. Marine Corps), Diego de la Vega (Dreamer and congressional intern), Edenilson Granados (TPS holder), Denea Joseph (UndocuBlack Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipient), Adrian Escarate (Dreamer), Ana Campa Castillo (Dreamer), Amy Gottlieb (wife of detained immigration activist Ravi Ragbir), Elizabeth Vilchis (DACA recipient), Itayu Torres (DACA recipient), Christian Castaneda (DACA recipient), Melody Klingenfuss (DACA recipient), Leticia Herrera-Mendez (DACA recipient), Leslie Martinez (DACA recipient), Anarely Marquez (DACA recipient), Cesar Montelongo (DACA recipient), Gabriela Hernandez (DACA recipient), Esder Chong (DACA recipient), Dalia Medina (DACA recipient), Ivonne Orozco-Acosta (DACA recipient), Nelson Melgar (DACA recipient), America Moreno Jimenez (DACA recipient), Bennet Omalu (immigrant from Nigeria, who discovered Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy), Brandon Judd (president of the National Border Patrol Council), Jean Bradley Derenoncourt (Brockton City Council member, immigrant from Haiti, who recently became a U.S. citizen).[5]

Linn-Benton Community College

Juan Carlos Navarro spoke at an event supporting illegal immigrants at Linn-Benton Community College (LBCC). President of LBCC Greg Hamann, was present. Robert Harrison, the faculty advisor of the Our Revolution Club was "one of the key organizers of the event."[6]

DREAMers Awareness Project

Juan Carlos Navarro took part in a "DREAMers Awareness Project" which entailed working with kids who are "undocumented."[7]


  1. [https://schrader.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=390989 Rep. Schrader Invites DACA Recipient to State of the Union, Accessed January 30 2018
  2. [http://people.com/politics/democrats-dreamers-guests-trump-state-of-the-union-address/ These Democrats Are Bringing 'Dreamers' to President Trump's State of the Union Address, Accessed January 30 2018
  3. [https://www.harris.senate.gov/news/press-releases/senator-harris-to-bring-california-undocublack-daca-recipient-to-state-of-the-union Senator Harris to Bring California UndocuBlack DACA Recipient to State of the Union, Accessed January 30 2018
  4. [https://twitter.com/SenBooker/status/958047061554933765, Accessed January 30 2018
  5. [http://fortune.com/2018/01/30/guests-attending-trumps-state-union-address/ Here Are the Notable Guests Attending Donald Trump's State of the Union Address, Accessed January 30 2018
  6. [http://lbcommuter.com/dreamer-day-lbcc-hosts-event-in-support-of-recipients-of-daca/ Dreamer Day: LBCC hosts event in support of recipients of DACA, Accessed January 30 2018
  7. [https://digitalcommons.wou.edu/maurice/10/, Accessed January 30 2018