Earlier today, the news of president Trump giving a 6 month delay on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program was release. Also commonly known as; DACA. The program has given work permits among other opportunities to over 800,000 young adults throughout the country. As a result, of today’s release I can’t help but feel inferior, anger, and disappointment.
Under the circumstances, I feel it’s important to raise our voice for those who can’t. After, much thought I decided to go ahead and publish this post. Although, I have always stayed away from controversial topics until now. In short, I feel others might find motivation throughout the words I share in this post. Therefore, I decided to share more about my personal life and struggles with you all.
First, I’ll like to take a moment to describe the background I come from. In order, to help you understand why this particular topic hits close to the heart for me. Back in 2004, is when I first arrive in California from Mexico to reside for an unknown period of time. Fast forward to 2017, about thirteen years later I still live in Southern California.
Until, couple of years ago I was undocumented. In other words, what people often refer to illegal, aliens, and criminals. As a result, I know exactly what it means to have a future that you have no control over. Therefore, my heart goes out to those 800,000 young adults who are part of DACA. With this in mind, I never forget where I come from nor where I am heading towards. Let’s all come together to show American and the Trump administration what us immigrants are capable of.
I as an immigrant in this country, know how difficult it can be to push towards a better future without legal status. All these people who are part of DACA; yearn for an opportunity to succeed in this country. I just can’t understand how there is so much hatred and racism towards immigrants. I am not a criminal just because I lived in this country illegally for multiple years. Nor am I, a better person because I obtained legal status in recent years.
At the moment, I feel completely useless. I wish I could do something to help those affected by today’s news. Please Dreamers, don’t give up yet! There is a light at the end of the tunnel, and we all need to push forward together.