Welcome Daniel, the founder of ‘Faces Of DACA’ to this week’s Immigration MIC episode!
In this episode you’ll hear:
- His experience immigrating from Mexico due to the increasing violence, and moving to California in 2004.
- How he learned about his immigration status: the story of how he could’t go with his class to Japan.
- How pre-DACA, Daniel felt the weight of hopelessness, but kept pushing himself until DACA became a reality.
- As a software engineer, the reasons why he finds joy in being a creative, and using that talent to help others, starting his career at Uber Eats.
- His reaction to the 2016 election, and the “tipping point” he experiences that led to the creation of Faces Of DACA, and getting candid about why he hadn’t going the fight beforehand.
- His work over the past months collecting stories from other DACA recipients, building connections and gathering stories, and how his team’s outreach is growing across the nation.
- His goal of returning in the future to his software engineer work, and how he eventually would like to become an educator.
- Daniel says he finds inspiration in the phrase “Si, Se Puede”, in the worst days to keep his work going.
Happy to say Immigration MIC is now an affiliate of Faces Of DACA as we both continue bringing people into the conversation to have an impact on the national conversation!