I wake up every morning full of rage about what's happening to my people.
I am not a DACA recipient, but I could have been. I was born in Mexico City, but randomly lucky enough to have one parent w American citizenship. My dad doesn't have citizenship, my uncle has been deported, my family is severed in half by la frontera. My coworkers are dreamers, my friends don't have "papers", but we are not defined by our legal statuses. The random circumstances of our birthplace, race, and lack of privilege should never be what shapes our futures. Neither #dreamers nor their parents, nor any human (with papers or without) should be forcibly displaced from where they now call "home". It's vile. It's violence.
And in the case of many of the DACA recipients, this land has been their ancestral homeland since before borders were brought here.
So, what can you do to help today? ✨ Sponsor a DACA recipient to renew their application! It costs a prohibitive almost $500 to do so. Let's contribute what we can to help. ✊🏾 (Link in bio.) It's not THE solution, but it helps. #nohumanisillegal #undocumentedandunafraid #daca #immigrationisbeautiful