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Women and Men for and with Others: Mi casa es su casa

For Dani Castillo, opening her home — and her heart — is the right thing to do

By Shelby Williamson, senior communication specialist in the Office of Marketing and Communication 

As the child of immigrants, Daniela Castillo has a special place in her heart for those seeking a better life in the United States. So much so, that over the past eight years she has opened up her home to dozens of young adults seeking asylum, as they work their way through the immigration court system.

Castillo, office associate for the Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering Department in the Opus College of Engineering, first traveled to the U.S.-Mexico border in 2012 through Marquette University’s Border Awareness Experience. 

“It is an absolute privilege to be able to do what I do,” Castillo says. “But the ironic thing is that I do what I do now, in the hopes that someday I won’t have to.”

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