By: Arantzazu Beltran Arriaga
Dec. 4, 2020
Many DACA recipients are now hopeful about their status in the United States. They’re more optimistic in light of Joe Biden being elected president.
During Trump’s presidency, DACA recipients faced uncertainty. They feared deportation because President Trump wanted to abolish the program, which has helped many immigrant students who wanted to be educated in this country. The election of former Vice President Joe Biden offers hope.
“Now that Biden has won, I feel positive that they are going to be even better results out of it and hopefully improvements towards more opportunities for us DACA students,” said Yessica Anguiano, a Texas State student and DACA recipient.
Among the benefits of DACA status are qualifying for a Social Security number, being able to obtain a driver’s license, and working legally in the United States.
“It’s opened a lot of doors, a lot of opportunities for me job-wise. It has helped me help my family, too, and be like another source of income in our house,” said Mirta Adame, another DACA recipient who attends Texas State.