NEW YORK (FOX5NY.COM) – As President Trump took to Twitter Easter Sunday to blame Democrats for no deal on DACA, a man in Brooklyn is now wondering what will happen to him.
Ricardo Aca attends Baruch College and studies commercial photography. But his journey to the U.S. started when he was 14. His sister, who was 12 at the time, his stepfather and a group snuck across the border from Mexico. Then they met someone, hopped in a van, and then drove to Bushwick to meet his mom, who paved the way. He hadn’t seen her in two years.
Ricardo also works as a digital organizer at Make the Road New York, a nonprofit organization that works with the immigrant community. He considers the United States to be his country. And that is why his heart sunk this weekend when President Trump tweeted that a potential deal to save DACA is dead.
Aca is considered a “Dreamer.” He is part of the DACA program, implemented during the Obama administration. Because of that, he has been able to work and has been protected from being deported. Until now. Aca is worried he might be separated from his family.
Aca has even tried becoming a legal citizen but he says the immigration system is broken. He says that he feels that he is as American as anybody else.
A federal district court in Brooklyn on Friday ruled that Make the Road New York can proceed with a lawsuit challenging the Trump administration’s decision to end DACA.