An Illegal Immigrant Is Heading Up the Efforts of an Obamacare Navigator Subcontractor

by Sterling Beard

An illegal immigrant is heading the efforts of one of New York’s Obamacare navigator subcontractors, the Center for Immigration Studies reports.

Maria Marroquin, a Peruvian national and former DREAM activist, is a health-education organizer for Restaurant Opportunities Center of New York, an organization that the state designated as a subcontractor for in-person assistors and navigators.

Ms. Marroquin, who has been in the country illegally since she was 13 years old, was arrested in 2011 when she was one of seven students who sat in a downtown Atlanta intersection to protest the lack of support for the DREAM Act. Last year, she reportedly applied for President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals for illegal immigrants who arrived in the United States before they turned 16 and who are younger than 30. 

Her LinkedIn page shows that Marroquin has been involved with several left-wing causes. She lists herself as a co-founder and lead organizer of DreamActivist Pennsylvania, “an undocumented-led activist group that fights to build immigrant power in our communities,” which has the tag line “Undocumented, Unafraid and Unapologetic.” She was also a co-founder and organizer for, a “multicultural, migrant youth-led, social media hub for the movement to pass the DREAM Act and pursue the enactment of other forms of legislation that aim to mend the broken immigration system.”


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