PHOENIX - Sixteen years after leaving Mexico with his parents, Rodrigo Dorador is working to help undocumented students like himself navigate a plan to attend college.
"Our families made a huge sacrifice to be in the United States," Dorador said from his office chair at the Be a Leader Foundation. "They risked their lives to be in the United States and all they want is to get an education."
Watching Donald Trump's Phoenix speech on immigration gives Dorador a bad feeling about the future of Hispanic-American families in the United States.
"He doesn't realize that more than 50 percent of families are of mixed status, so that means if he starts deporting people he is deporting children's parents, uncles, primos (cousins)," Dorador said. "All he is really going to do is make it less likely for young people to succeed because they are not going to have adult role models."
Trump's proposed immigration plan does not specifically say what will happen to all undocumented immigrants. Rather, he outlines a plan to deport undocumented criminals immediately.
"After it's all stabilized, everything is done," Trump said. "The real hardened criminals are out of country. The killers, drug dealers all of them are gone, then we are going to make a decision about what to do."
That decision could be the difference between Dorador keeping his temporary legal status as a DACA beneficiary, or possibly being deported himself. At the moment, he's not worried but he knows anything is possible.
"He's trying to fear-monger among people who also believe undocumented immigrants don't contribute to the U.S. and he's trying to garner their support," Dorador said "That's why he came to Arizona -- because we are known as a place where those types of individuals live."