Ilse Y. Ramirez Garcia
Coordinator and organizer for outreach and Verifiers
Ilse Yahely Ramirez Garcia was born in Hidalgo, Mexico in 1993 at the early age of 3 years old for the same reason many families have to leave their home country the lack of money and opportunities.
She was raised in Asheville, NC and attend her local Elementary School, Middle and High School. Graduated Erwin High School in 2012 then attended Kings College in Charlotte, NC, graduating with my Associates in Applied Science (AAS) and Diploma in Graphic Design in 2013 being the first generation in her family brought to the US to graduate with a High School/College Diploma. Ilse has been a DACA recipient since 2012 and is now being threatened by the current president. Ilse is a Dreamer!
Ilse and her family own a family business in their community where her parents, brothers and she have grown and prospered to have that American Dream. Ilse’s life mission is to keep building her family’s business, so her family is set for long term. So, one day she can have her own family and then work and care for them. She wants to keep working for her community, friends and family and fight against ICE, racist and White Supremacy. She believes that together everything is possible. “My parents didn’t come to this country to see me fail, they came to see strive and prosper the way they couldn’t back in Mexico and that’s what they will get.”
Ilse joined CIMA as the coordinator and organizer for outreach and Verifiers. Also taking on a second job at HENCO Reprographics, a locally owned business in downtown Asheville. On her free time, she likes to go out and dance, hiking and traveling. She enjoys spending time with her friends and more than anyone her family. Her dream is that one day everyone will see each other as one, that racism minimizes, and the laws stop separating families all over the country and that white supremacy is no more. She hopes that one day she can do much more for her community and become a Immigration Lawyer.