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.

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

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

Before the release of her memoir 'In The Country We Love: My Family Divided,' actress and activist Diane Guerrero spoke to NBC Latino about her family's deportation, her struggle with depression, and what she thinks about the current state of immigration reform.

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Voices: On Eve of My College Graduation, My Mother's Gift to Me

Voices: On Eve of My College Graduation, My Mother's Gift to Me

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

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