Wendy Carrillo, 36, was born in El Salvador but was forced to flee to the US when she was just 5 years old due to a bloody and lengthy civil war.
She was undocumented from the ages of 5 to 13, until she eventually gained residency and ultimately became a US citizen.
Today, she’s running for Congress in California’s 34th Congressional District in Los Angeles to replace former Rep. Xavier Bacerra, who’s now the state’s attorney general.
The election, which is on April 4, is the first congressional election since President Donald Trump’s inauguration.
Originally published by Elite Daily.