Ten million uninsured people nationwide have enrolled in private health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act known as Obamacare. But it doesn’t cover everyone living in the U.S., like undocumented residents. This includes the Bortoletto sisters who live in Connecticut.
The Bortolettos came to this country with their parents 16 years ago from Brazil. After graduating from high school and college, Camila and Carolina Bortoletto co-founded Connecticut Students for a DREAM to advocate for the rights of undocumented youth like them.
Camila said they weren’t afraid to tell their story because of the barriers they experienced. “For me, the turning point came after I graduated college,” she said. “After graduation, I found myself with a degree, but unable to work because of my undocumented status.”
Connecticut Students for a DREAM helped win in-state …