This paramedic wouldn’t have been able to help Hurricane Harvey victims if it wasn’t for DACA. Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois shared this story with the U.S. Senate: His name his Jesus Contreras. Jesus was brought to the United States at the age of six by his parents from Mexico, and he became a paramedic, a paramedic who responded to Hurricane Harvey, spent six straight days out there helping people who were in desperate need. It was President Obama’s DACA program which allowed him to stay in the United States, brought here as a six-year-old, stay in the United States and to go to school and become a paramedic. The DACA program did that. And so when I hear the DACA program dismissed as just overreach by a president, illegal, unconstitutional, I beg my colleagues - take a look at the human side of the story for a moment. For year after year, he stood up in the classroom and pledged allegiance to the only flag he knew. He believes himself to be American. Listen to what he wrote to me - this is what Jesus Contreras wrote to me: ‘Houston is my home and these are my people. I love my career - it’s given me an opportunity to help people in ways I never imagined I could. DACA means everything to me.’ Do we want to set up a circumstance where this young man doesn’t have a chance to continue to serve people as he did during Hurricane Harvey in Houston, Texas? Of course not. In the meantime, 780,000 young people in America protected by DACA heard the news today, and their hearts were broken. They know now the clock’s running. It’s the deportation clock, and if we don’t act and act in a timely fashion, young people like this man here, who risked his life to help the people in Houston during Hurricane Harvey, may be deported. Will America be better if Jesus Contreras has to leave the United States? Would Houston have been better during this crisis if he weren’t there? I don’t think so.