Losing DACA workers, Economic Impact is for the 24 year old Nicolas Ugaz-Valencia is a jolt to his American dream. He came to New York City from Peru with his family. He is working as a manager for a home health care service. He said that his parents had to give up everything to come and settle in the US.
For years, Nicolas and his family survived in the shadows because they did not have the rightful status to be in the US. Therefore he could not follow his dreams which the Americans could take for granted like going to college and pursuing a career.
Ugaz-Valenci also said the extensive provocation with higher education was the money and going to college was a costly affair. As an unregistered person getting a state funding, loans, in-state tuition was difficult you either pay from your own pocket or get a scholarship. That all transformed as President Barack Obama declared an executive order which created, “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals” or “DACA.”
The program provides newcomers who entered the United States as children legal deferral permitting them to stay and work in the country. DACA beneficiaries must sustain background inspection and are in the way of renewing their waivers every two years. Since its commencement, around 70,000 applicants known as “Dreamers” have been accepted for the program including Nicolas and his two brothers.
Ugaz-Valencia said that without DACA it’s impossible to work. He said that even the streets were not safe as the idea of getting deported was serious.