‘Dreamer’ dies after attempting to save Harvey victims

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Alonso Guillen, a 31-year-old “Dreamer” from Texas, died after he and two friends ventured into surging Harvey floods to save lives, according to local reports.

Guillen, who was born in Mexico and moved to Texas as a teenager, was a recipient of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which provides visas to immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as undocumented children — also known as “Dreamers.”

Guillen disappeared on Wednesday with two friends when they ventured out to save lives from deadly Harvey floods, according to the Houston Chronicle. The group reportedly hit a bridge in their boat and capsized around midnight. One of the friends was later rescued clinging to a tree in rushing water. The other friend — Tomas Carreon Jr. — was found dead on Friday afternoon. Guillen’s body was recovered two days later by his family. Read more…

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