When hurricane Harvey hit Houston last week, paramedic Jesus Contreras worked for six days straight rescuing stranded people from floodwaters and ferrying those who needed medical attention to local hospitals.
But now, Contreras could face deportation. President Donald Trump has his eyes set on scrapping the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) system introduced by President Barack Obama. The systems allows eligible, law-abiding young people who arrived in the United States illegally as children to apply for the right to live, work, and study in the US.
“It was emotional because you’re seeing people go through some of the hardest moments of your life,” Contreras told BuzzFeed. “It shook up our entire community.”