Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is an executive order that allows me to work and it's on the chopping block within the first 100 days of DJT's presidency. IAMA 2-time recipient of DACA, ask me anything.
My short bio: I was brought into the United States with my parents in 1996 at the age of 1 and a half. We arrived by plane from Trinidad and Tobago, and we've been here ever since. We lived in Queens, NY until I was about 12, when we moved to a lower to middle class suburb near Atlanta, GA. I've lived my entire life knowing really only American culture firsthand.
Ask away. I don't think I really want to drag any contentious political discussion into this, so I'd appreciate if relatively neutral questions could be asked. If anyone reading this is facing the same thing I am, just know you're not alone in the terror and uncertainty and I'm making this post for you.
My Proof: http://i.imgur.com/6O1DYxa.jpg
EDIT: This is really overwhelming. I went to bed an woke up to a flood of posts that I would genuinely like to respond to, so give me some time! Thank you everyone for your interest, I'll do my best to give my views.
EDIT2: I am more overwhelmed than when I made that first edit, if thats even possible.
To the other DACA recipients reading this feeling numb and scared the last few days:
I love you. You are valuable. You are an American, and you are deserving of all the benefits of this country, and you are deserving of a chance to reach your full potential in this place that is your home. I don't know what's coming, but we have to push on.
Fight the good fight, link with activist groups, seek out pro bono legal advice, support each other.
We didn't ask for this, and we don't deserve to be punished or pushed out of our home to somewhere that is definitively not our home.
EDIT 3: SHOUTOUT TO /r/DACA! If you want to know more about what DACA recipients face, or if you're a DACA recipient and want to know what other people are planning to do next, go there.