Gratitude: that is one thing that I have definitely taken away so far at my placement in the Loretto Program. Gratitude for my rights, privileges, and power in this country. My placement is at the Central American Resource Center (CARECEN) as an immigration paralegal. My days consistent of providing legal services to client in a variety of immigration matters. The workday always has a certain amount of excitement involvement, the excitement of a new legal puzzle to solve. A few of our services includes renewing greencards, applying for citizenship, and renewing legal status for undocumented youth called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). It allows eligible young people under 25 to continue to work and study without the fear of deportation, which allows them to move a bit closer to their American Dream. Seeing all the money, time, and headache from paperwork immigrants have to go through in order to operate in this society makes me appreciate my rights I’ve had as a US citizen from the time of birth. My family immigrated from Eritrea, a country in East Africa. My Loretto placement at CARECEN has made me appreciate the sacrifice made in order for me to be able to have the opportunities not available to my parents at my age in a different country. The opportunity to work in my job of choice, to study in my field of interest, and to serve in wonderful social justice centers such as CARECEN. I appreciate my placement for the activities I’ve been able to do both inside and outside the office.