As worries mount that President-elect Donald Trump will rescind the 2012 executive order that established the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program that shields some people who immigrated to the United States as children from deportation, the Twitterverse used the hashtag #SaveDACA to explore why DACA benefits the nation. Must-see posts from immigrants, allies and politicians are below.
Preserving DACA is the right thing to do&is in the best interest of the US. Read why we must #SaveDACA on @Univision https://t.co/yar1dUire9
— Senator Dick Durbin (@SenatorDurbin) November 30, 2016
#WithDACA my friends have been able to work, obtain drivers licenses, and attend college. #saveDACA
We are #HereToStay!
— Rodrigo Huertas (@orchards24) November 30, 2016
#DACA is an excellent, life-changing program that benefits the country at large, not just immigrants. Do the smart thing, #SaveDACA
— Michael Saldarriaga (@MSaldy) November 30, 2016
DACA gave me the chance to provide for my daughter, to better myself, and to be an asset to this country, my home, USA.#saveDACA
— Fernando Silva (@FernandoKurago) November 30, 2016
740,000 DREAMers grew up pledging allegiance to the only flag they know – the American flag. We must work together to #SaveDACA. pic.twitter.com/LCC5r92QH8
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) November 30, 2016
Remember when talking about #saveDACA you are talking about real people not numbers and economic loss. We are #HereToStay.
— Franco (@Arecibo_msg1974) November 30, 2016
#DACA allowed me to get my dream job as Director of Education helping other immigrant families in DC #SaveDACA
— Claudette Monroy (@claudmonroy) November 30, 2016
99% of my life has been here in the US, I have dreams of succeeding w/ my education here, don’t take that away from me or others #SaveDACA
— Helen (@helenlinares_) November 30, 2016
We don’t need a wall. We need to take millions of undocumented people out of the shadows. #saveDACA
— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) November 30, 2016
More than 400 college & university Presidents have signed a statement calling for the U.S. to #SaveDACA. https://t.co/FnJMMTzJUR pic.twitter.com/YFcR6WYL8r
— Feminist Majority (@FemMajority) November 30, 2016
My #DACAstory : I became a priest and help foster peace and justice to heal division and strengthen hope in God and our future #saveDACA
— Fr. Rey Pineda (@IIc517) November 30, 2016