64: Undocumented and Unlikely with Diego Corzo


Diego Corzo is a “dreamer”, an undocumented immigrant that came to the United States as a young child and calls the USA home. He was not able to get a job or a drivers license as a young adult because of his illegal alien status. However, his grit could not be defeated. He formed a business, invested in real estate, and became financially free at 27 years old.

  • Growing up in Peru and coming to the United States as a “dreamer”
  • What he could and could not do growing up as an undocumented immigrant
  • What is DACA? What is a dreamer?
  • Non-eligibility for work and scholarships led to a LLC and an IT business
  • Grabbing the opportunity to speak up and share his voice on a national platform after DACA was canceled by the government
  • Jumping into real estate through house hacking
  • Financially free at 27 years old
  • Supporting himself through college and paying the price of admission at the same time
  • Working through a speech impediment to become confident in public speaking
  • Giving a TED talk in his old college town – Tallahassee, Florida
  • Helping other undocumented immigrants find affordable housing
  • Build a bigger life, not a bigger lifestyle

You can follow Diego on Instagram @corzo.diego and you can learn more about him at www.househackingclub.com

Diego’s TED talk can be listened to here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HfgUfgCZZ_I

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