Rafael Elias (right), and his daughter Dulce are among a growing number of immigrants who are making Harrisonburg their home. A native of central Mexico, Rafael Elias came to Virginia in ‘92. (Photos by Michael Reilly / DN-R)
Dulce Elias, 17, a Harrisonburg High School junior has become an immigration activist, calling on Congress to pass comprehensive reform. “I don’t want my teenage years to go to waste,” she said.
LEFT TO RIGHT: Dulce Elias, with mother, Ana Lilia, father, Rafael, and niece, Allison, stands in her family’s home off Country Club Road in Harrisonburg on Wednesday.