DACA helped make medical school a reality for Jirayut Latthivongskorn, who in 2014 made history as the first openly-undocumented student accepted to the University of California, San Francisco Medical School.
Now, one stroke of a pen from a President Trump threatens to put a stop to his dreams and the dreams of many others.
Jirayut is one of the over 740,000 DREAMers who can work legally and has protection from deportation thanks to DACA, a program that Donald Trump has threatened to “immediately terminate” once he’s sworn into office.
Without DACA, DREAMers like Jirayut could be separated from their families, jobs, schools, and the only home they’ve ever known. Jirayut shares his personal story in a new video from the Wall Street Journal below.
Says Katharine Gin, Cofounder and Executive Director of Educators for Fair Consideration, in the video: “It seems so cruel and it also seems like such a waste, that you could have someone that’s in a hospital, serving patients, that’s seen as a doctor, that is entrusted with caretaking for some of the most vulnerable people…and that could you could just take that away from someone.”