Today, Karla came out about her immigration status at her school, the Phoenix Academy, in Chapel Hill, NC. She did it in front of her teachers and school administrators, her classmates and peers. In her orange undocumented shirt “my name is Karla,” she said, “and I am Undocumented and I am unafraid.”


Karla Perez is a junior at the Phoenix Academy. She is an active member of the Immigrant Youth Forum.