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.
— Senator Dick Durbin (@SenatorDurbin) November 30, 2016
We are #HereToStay!
— Rodrigo Huertas (@orchards24) November 30, 2016
— 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
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) November 30, 2016
— Franco (@Arecibo_msg1974) November 30, 2016
— 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
— Feminist Majority (@FemMajority) November 30, 2016
— Fr. Rey Pineda (@IIc517) November 30, 2016