When I walk into school every day, I know I will be faced with challenges and I am ready to tackle them – to find solutions and make things happen for my colleagues and students. But these days, I am uncertain if or how long I will be able to continue the life I have built with my family, friends, students, and my community.
You see, I’m an educator, a problem solver, an advocate – and I am also a DREAMER.
|Hugo A. helps a colleague in the school computer lab at Metro Tech High School in Phoenix.|
Since September, when President Trump declared an end to the DACA program, 800,000 young people like me have been living in fear, not knowing what our future holds. Almost 15,000 people have lost their status already and the clock is ticking. Every day without a solution is another day that more than 100 young people lose their protections, leaving them vulnerable to deportation.
Next week, Congress will decide whether or not they will act to protect Dreamers like me who know no other home than the United States.
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The American people and a bipartisan majority in Congress want a permanent solution to protect Dreamers. But it won’t happen unless we flood the phone lines over the next week. Add your name to the rapid response team so we can connect you to your Member of Congress at just the right time.
Your actions so far have filled me with hope. But we can’t let up now. Our voices are powerful – and if we stand united over the next nine days, I believe we can win. Will you stand with us?
Metro Tech High School