ORIGINALLY FROM BOGOTÁ, COLOMBIA, DANIELA FRANCO IS FEATURES EDITOR FOR THE DESERT SUN, A USA TODAY AND GANNETT PUBLICATION, BASED OUT OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA.

SHE HAS PREVIOUSLY WRITTEN FOR NBC NEWSTHE NEW YORK TIMES STUDENT JOURNALISM INSTITUTE AND TAKEPART.COM.

SHE STUDIED JOURNALISM, SOCIOLOGY AND LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES AT NEW YORK UNIVERSITY'S GALLATIN SCHOOL OF INDIVIDUALIZED STUDY.

Deportation's Toll on Kids: Actress Diane Guerrero's Compelling Memoir

Deportation's Toll on Kids: Actress Diane Guerrero's Compelling Memoir

I first met Diane Guerrero on a domestic flight in Colombia in December 2015. I was jetlagged and awkwardly approached her and told her she was great inOrange Is The New Black and Jane The Virgin. The interaction lasted, maybe, 30 seconds, but she was approachable and made a lasting impression.

The same can be said for her new book, 'In the Country We Love: My Family Divided.'

Like many others, I'd read her Los Angeles Times op-ed on her family's deportation and seen her campaign with Immigrant Legal Resource Center and United We Dream in calling for an end for deportations.

Guerrero has distinguished herself for using her position as an actress to use her own personal experience to put a face on the issue surrounding immigration.

In her new book, Guerrero convincingly shows that tackling deportations, family separation and the need for immigration reform is a pressing issue.

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Diane Guerrero: 'There Are Citizen Children, Like Me, Who Are Left Behind'

Diane Guerrero: 'There Are Citizen Children, Like Me, Who Are Left Behind'

Coldplay's 'Fix You' Concert Performance Moves A Boy With Autism To Tears

Coldplay's 'Fix You' Concert Performance Moves A Boy With Autism To Tears