One Of The Dreamers Trump Wants To Deport Died Saving Hurricane Harvey Survivors

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If we weren’t already troubled during reports Donald Trump was formulation to finish DACA, a module that protects child immigrants from deportation, let us tell we a story of only one of these Dreamers.

His name was Alonso Guillen.

He was 31 though had entered a United States as a teenager. He hadn’t achieved U.S. citizenship, though interjection to a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, he had a work assent permitting him to work as a DJ on SuperMix 101.9 FM in Huntington, Texas.

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When Hurricane Harvey hit, Alonso motionless to go a additional mile to try to assistance his associate Texans. He and a integrate friends borrowed a vessel and set out to rescue inundate survivors.

Authorities contend their vessel capsized after attack a overpass around midnight final Wednesday. Only one of a 3 survived. Tomas Carreon Jr.‘s physique was detected on Friday; Alonso’s was recovered on Sunday.

Even sadder still, Alonso’s mother, Rita Ruiz de Guillen — who lived opposite a limit in Piedras Negras, Mexico — told a Houston Chronicle she was incited divided during a limit perplexing to get a charitable visa to bury her son.

She said:

“When we are with God, there are no borders. Man done borders on this earth.”

Alonso’s scapegoat highlights a problem with finale DACA. We’d be losing hundreds of thousands of good, overworked Americans.

Because that’s what these Dreamers are.

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