PBPost: Treasure Coast-based immigration activist dies of cat parasite at 32


Manuel Guerra Casas was an illegal alien. Or an undocumented alien. Or a “Dreamer.” People’s choices of such adjectives are as politically charged as the concepts they describe. Those concepts and Guerra were inseparable right up to the Treasure Coast-based immigration activist’s death Monday at 32. (Source: The Palm Beach Post)


Guerra is believed to have contracted toxoplasmosis, a parasitic disease that is rarely harmful to humans, from a pet cat.

Guerra was a primary advocate for the federal Dream Act, which would allow individuals who arrived in the U.S. before age 16, and who have finished high school here and are younger than 35, to apply for conditional permanent residence.

To stay on that path, they would have to finish at least two years of college or serve two years in the military. Legal residence would be granted six years after they entered the program, as long as they had no problems with the law.

He graduated from South Fork High School in Stuart.

Services are Thursday, at Holy Cross Catholic Church, at 15939 S.W. 150th St., in Indiantown, where Guerra often spoke, his sister said.

For the complete story: http://www.mypalmbeachpost.com/news/news/local/manuel-guerra-dream-act-activist-dies-of-cat-paras/np7JS/

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