Thank you Diana for being courageous and sharing your story!
My name is Diana and I have 589 days left of my DACA. I came to the US with my mom at the age of 3 and I have been here ever since. It's been my dream to become a Dental Hygienist for a while now. I remember being 7 years old playing doctor with my dad asking him to open up. Every time we played, I would see so many teeth missing and ask him about it. Every time he would say it was because they had infections that would require them to be extracted. That's when I knew I wanted to go to school and be a dental healthcare professional. It's been my dream to be a Dental hygienist and make an impact by helping my community.
To me DACA was a beacon of hope when everything else was going wrong in my life. Before DACA was available for me, I had lost hope in being able to go back to school. I remember being 20 years old when I had to drop out of college to dedicate myself full time to pay my families mortgage and living expenses. I remember feeling myself trapped in an endless cycle of bills. Working minimum wage, what ever money I could scrounge up, be it 5 or 10 dollars I would save for the purpose of school. But every time I reached $500, some medical Or family expense came up and I would end up using it all. I had lost hope in becoming a Dental hygienist, by then Obama passed DACA and I had hope. Ever since then I was able to get a better job, save enough money to go back to school, and even got accepted into the dental hygiene program just last year. I'm attending my first year in the program and I will be able to graduate, but I won't be able to use my newly acquired skills to help the people in my community. I'm asking congress to please act now to pass a Clean Dream Act. This doesn't just affect student who are trying to achieve their dreams, it also affects families. Please don't kill our dreams
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