The #WithDACA Response to Trump Is Just Flipping Beautiful

Nov 15, 2016
10:49 AM

The day after Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election, immigrant rights leader Gaby Pacheco posted this on her Facebook wall:

The result has been an outpouring of #WithDACA responses that speak to the reality of what it is to be a DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) recipient in the United States of America and why these DREAMers will not stay quiet in the Era of Trump.

The response has been raw and real:

Yesterday, President Obama said the following about Trump’s intention to eliminate DACA:

I will urge the president-elect and the incoming administration to think long and hard before they are endangering the status of what for all practical purposes are American kids They’ve gone to school. They have pledged allegiance to the flag. Some of them have joined the military. They’ve enrolled in school. By definition, if they are part of this program, they are solid, wonderful young people of good character. It is my strong belief that the majority of the American people would not want to see suddenly those kids have to start hiding again.