Written By: Salvador Rodriguez
Aurora University Alumni, David Blancas, shares the story of the struggles he must now encounter, thanks to the decision by President Donald Trump to end DACA.
DACA, which stands for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, was a legislation introduced through executive order by President Barack Obama in 2012 to protect undocumented youth who were brought to the country by their parents, in pursuit of a better future. This act protected them from deportation and gave them the ability to become educated, and join our workforce.
“I am an ambitious individual. I don’t settle for less. DACA helped me start my career and was
essential in starting to build the life I want.” said Blancas in an article posted to the Aurora University Website.
David is 1 of 800,000 who are currently protected by DACA, and now are at risk of losing that protection because of DACA’s removal. The removal of DACA was stemmed from the president’s attempt to increase immigration control. An attempt which criminalizes intelligent, hard-working people who are contributing to our society.
“I did not understand; how can the country I love have so much hate for me? I was deeply hurt” said Blancas, when he heard the news that President trump had decided to end DACA.
We know there is a deadline of March 5, 2017 for DACA to actually end, which means that as of last Sunday, November 5, there is now 5 months left for Congress to pass an alternative act that will keep our fellow spartan, David, living in the country without fear.
If you want to read more about David story click on the link below.
I am an ambitious individual. I don’t settle for less. DACA helped me start my career and was essential in starting to build the life I want.