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This Latino Explained What It's Like To Be A DREAMer In America Right Now

"The fight for DACA and DREAM is a fight for our lives."

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If you haven't already heard, The Trump Administration recently announced that they are rescinding DACA.

DACA stands for "Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals." It is a government program that provided temporary protection against deportation and work permits to nearly 800,000 undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children.
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DACA stands for "Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals." It is a government program that provided temporary protection against deportation and work permits to nearly 800,000 undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children.

Since this was announced, many have expressed their frustration on Twitter:

Donald Trump is saying in every way possible that power in America is white, straight and male and all else are targets. #DACA

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I am a DREAMer. I'm not a criminal. I am valid. I'm not taking anything from anyone I am American I deserve to be here #DefendDACA

One particular user, Juan Escalante, who is an undocumented immigrant, took to Twitter days prior to the announcement to express the fear and emotional turmoil DREAMers are currently (and have been) experiencing:

What it feels like to be a Dreamer at this particular point in time. A 101 guide

The thread has since received over 22,000 retweets and 29,000 likes.

He begins by expressing how exhausting it can be to live in a constant state of fear:

But despite the exhaustion, Escalante says there is no stopping the fight:

He goes on to say that DREAMers continuously think about what a life without DACA means:

He then questions whether the government will use the private information they've given against them:

And emphasizes that these are only some (of many) struggles that DREAMers must face on a daily basis:

He ends by providing some words of wisdom and emphasizes the importance of self-care at this time:

Read the thread in its entirety below:

What it feels like to be a Dreamer at this particular point in time. A 101 guide

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