Documenting Angels: Why I Fight for DACA

“Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by doing that some have entertained angels without knowing it.” Hebrews 13:2

When I was young, I would often ask my mother stories about why we came to America. I wondered why we didn’t stay in the Philippines with many of our other family members. I was curious about why my mom would want to leave a place that she grew up in and established her life within. After all, these were the beautiful lands that held many of her fondest memories.

Her answer was simple, “I wanted to give you a better life.”

Jump forward to present day America, and my question about leaving one’s home still lingers. While my mother and I immigrated to this country and have since received naturalized status, there are an estimated 800,000 Dreamers who are now in jeopardy of losing protections after President Trump’s announcement that he will end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Read more.