On Tuesday September 5th, 2017 President Trump announced that his administration would repeal the Dream ACT (DACA).
DACA has made it possible for 800,000 young undocumented people to work, go to school, and pursue a better life without the fear of deportation.
In literally seconds, this man took away the hope of thousands.
That same evening I attended a DACA rally in San Diego. It was beautiful and inspiring, thousands of different faces shouted in unison in support of the 800,000. Few stood for many and now it is our turn.
Whether you are aware of it or not Vanguard has several DACA students, individuals who are creative and intelligent and want nothing more than to contribute in positive ways to our society.
Our fellow students now face an uncertain future because of political agendas of men in big offices and empty promises.
For years these men have sold the idea of America the bold and beautiful.
They tell us to dream big. We are told we can be superheros and astronauts. They tell us America is a God-fearing, trailblazing home of the brave and land of the free.
But now this has become a falsehood.
America is no longer the home of opportunity; it is not longer a place where all are welcome.
This has become more and more evident in the past years.
The slaughter of churchgoers in Charleston. The horrendous police murder of Freddie Gray in Baltimore. The shooting of Michael Brown in St. Louis. The death of Sandra Bland in Texas.
The list goes on and on.
The media has made America a really scary place to live right now, especially for those intelligent and hardworking young people that came here with a dream of a better life.
And now 800,000 innocent young people dreaming for a better life are under attack by a country they are making better.
My hope is not in politicians nor in a system that can rip the future 800,000 families in the blink of an eye. No, my hope is in the servant savior that came to love the broken and oppressed and the foreigner.
Now regardless of what political side of the spectrum you find yourself I love you because as a follower of Jesus that is what I am created to do.
I stand with dreamers, and I stand with the oppressed and the foreigner.
I want to invite you my fellow believers, Americans, brothers and sisters in Christ to stand with dreamers too.