Meet the Jewish undocumented immigrant who’s the student president of the biggest college in the country
ORLANDO, Fla. (JTA) — Growing up, Josh Boloña was just like a lot of kids in South Florida: He was a Latino immigrant, from Ecuador, in an area with a lot of Latino immigrants. He was a Jewish kid in an area with many Jews. He was a soccer player in a place where plenty of kids played soccer.
Then he tried to get his driver’s permit.
Boloña had an inkling a year earlier that his immigration status was complicated. A friend had invited him on a Caribbean cruise, but his mom told him he couldn’t go. She said it had to do with immigration and he left it at that.