I like to help people, I like to be there for people.
This photo was taken in Edinburg, Texas in a home we used to rent. It was around 2003. I was in 2nd grade going to 3rd and we were playing baseball. We always played baseball when we were young.
My name is Jessica Q., I am a DACA recipient, and this is my home.
I’ve been living in the United States for over twenty years already. This is what I know, this is where I’m from. I do consider myself an American. It’d be hard if I weren’t a part of this anymore.
I like to help people, I like to be there for people. I am a nurse assistant, I work for a woman’s hospital. I would like to get my Masters, become a nurse practitioner, and open up my own clinic. DACA really made a big difference in my life. It opened up doors for employment for me.
If DACA was repealed, I wouldn’t be able to provide for my family. If DACA was repealed, eight hundred thousand people would lose their jobs, would lose their homes. We need to pass legislation that offers a more permanent solution to DACA.
I would just like to give back to the people that have helped me out, me and my family, since day one, since we first got here. I would just like to give back to those people what they’ve given to me.