Five years ago thanks to Obama, DACA was passed for children who were brought to the USA as children so we could live without the fear of deportation. Thanks to DACA I have been able to get a drivers license to take me where I need to go, I'm currently enrolled in community college with hopes to transfer to a University, I've been able to get a work permit to be able to work hard for what I want, and there's so much more
to come. "You may say I'm a dreamer but I'm not the only one"
Since 2012, many of the approximately 1.6 million young people granted DACA, short for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, have used it as fuel to fire up their dreams, accelerate their studies and jump into American society in a bigger way. DACA, a two-year, renewable program, allows eligible young immigrants who came to the U.S. before they were 16 to work and study without threat of deportation.
Let DACA’s fifth anniversary serve as a reminder of what the program has allowed DREAMers like me accomplish, and what it will do for thousands of young immigrants who are currently in school studying to become the next lawyer, doctor, or entrepreneur that our country needs to become stronger.
For the immigrants and DREAMers reading this, please don’t give up. Your anxiety and fears are valid, but we cannot let them obstruct us from fighting for the opportunity to reach our full potential and honor the sacrifices that our parents made to give us a shot at the American Dream.
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