President-elect Donald Trump ran a campaign promising to deport all undocumented immigrants when in office. However, the fate of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients still exists in an oddly terrifying gray space. However, DACA recipients are proudly sharing what they’ve done with the protection.
There are Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients that are going into overlooked and underserved schools.
— Jaime Ballesteros (@JaiBallest) November 13, 2016
Title 1 schools are schools with a high population os students from low-income families, according to the U.S. Department of Education.
Others are taking their knowledge and compassion to the world of higher education.
#withDaca I was able to become a tenured-track college professor
— Jesus Limon (@jes_limon) November 13, 2016
Seriously, so many of these DACA recipients are raising future leaders of America.
— Alonso (@areynarivarola) November 15, 2016
We really do need more of these passionate and dedicated people to teach in a country where the educational system is referred to as “training yesterday’s students.”
And if they aren’t teaching, they’re helping students navigate their own paths to higher education.
— Geovany Castillo (@gee_oh_vany) November 15, 2016
DACA recipients are getting ready to serve their fellow Americans as doctors.
#WithDACA I was able to conduct research+get published. Travel.Graduate from college and get a job that will prepare me for med school
— kitito (@Cugatron) November 15, 2016
Because when you need life-saving surgery, a doctor’s immigration status is the last thing you’d think of.
America is quickly learning that DACA has given people the chance to succeed in whatever they want to do.
— Jose Aguiluz (@jaaguiluz) November 15, 2016
A lot of people would call that the American Dream.
Some have even dedicated their lives to social work.
#WithDACA I have been able to obtain my drivers license, buy a new car, gain health insurance, and work for a nonprofit to reduce drug use.
— ?..call me Josh..? (@joshie1206) November 15, 2016
Even contribute to the economy. Hear that, Trump?
DACA has opened the doors for so many people to give back to their communities.
#WithDACA I was able to get a job at a nonprofit that provides free surgeries for undocumented ppl. giving back to my community!
— Carlos Cortes (@carlitos89ish) November 15, 2016
Whole families are benefiting from this immigration policy.
#withDACA I am the breadwinner of my family, paying taxes, raising a son, supportive wife and a college student
— Maritza (@mybombo07) November 15, 2016
This is why DACA even became a thing.
Legit. It seems like these DACA recipients are in it for the education and advancement of themselves and America.
— VincentRonquillo (@Santanaboy18) November 12, 2016
Why would anyone want to eliminate this?
America seems to be benefiting from people getting into the DACA program.
— Brenda Castillo (@castlebrenda) November 15, 2016
It is generating more tax dollars for America and people are coming out of the shadows and contributing more and more to American society.
There are some truly heartwarming explanations of what some have been able to do for their families with DACA.
#WithDACA I was able to buy my parents a house, buy them a car, better provide for my son, get an engineering job and pay 40k in taxes
— Gabriel (@somfolnalco) November 13, 2016
But, more importantly, it’s giving children who were brought here by no choice of their own a normal life.
#WithDACA I was able to have a normal teenage life and experience what I thought I would never in my life have. So grateful
— Esmeralda?? (@ezmuralda) November 15, 2016