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You Should Watch These YouTubers Speak About Their Experiences as DACA Recipients

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at UPR chapter.

During the last couple of months, social media has been bombarded with news about the oncoming termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) program and the DREAM Act. These programs provide the opportunity to work and study to 800,000 immigrants who were brought to the United States as children. In the meanwhile, this helps to better contribute to their families and the economy.

Many DREAMers are young, hardworking, and creative individuals. They have chosen to speak about their experiences in various outlets such as YouTube. It is possible that some of our favorite YouTube personalities may currently be on the brink of getting deported due to the cancellation of these programs.

Here are 5 up and coming YouTube creators who have shared their stories and decided to inform their viewers about what DACA means to them:


1)      Ahsante the Artist

Ahsante the Artist is a YouTuber dedicated to speaking about current social and political issues and how they affect various sectors. Ahsante gives us a very well informed and eloquent view on DACA, it’s implications and the debates surrounding what “being American” is for Dreamers. For her, it’s important to stay woke!

Click here to watch her video.


2)      Politick’n

Debunking 5 myths about the way DACA works for its recipients, Politick’n is a university student who speaks her mind about political issues–as her username implies. She talks about the burdens DREAMers can encounter in their daily lives. She also mentions how being a DREAMer often gets turned around into something they are not.

Click here to watch her video.


3)      Daisy Marquez

Beauty guru Daisy Marquez speaks to her viewers about her immigration experience in the Story Time video linked above. She recounts her trip to Mexico as a child, where she had to cross the border on a life-threatening journey.

Watch her video here.


4)      Tania frum Snpcht

Difficulties while applying to universities can often arise, especially for a student under DACA, but that didn’t stop Tania frum Snpcht. She is another DREAMer, who’s also under DACA. She speaks about her efforts to get into Harvard University. She also offers tips for other young  DREAMers that are hoping to get into the same school.

Watch her video here.


5)      The Real B

The Real B is a sassy daily vlogger who dedicates this video to talking about how she grew up as a part of DACA. She fears being deported and/or not being permitted seemingly simple services, such as renewing her driver’s license.

Watch her video here.


The DACA Program is helping real lives, real people, move forward in their lives. We cannot allow these people to be cut off from any type of opportunity.

You can help make a change by going to Change.org and signing the petition to Protect and Preserve Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Or, just click here.

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