Undocumented immigrant reacts to Donald Trump's win

Posted at 6:34 PM, Nov 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-10 21:32:36-05

Playing with pets and helping with chores around the house. It's a normal day off for 21-year-old David Stenner.

But unlike any other day, today, Donald Trump is named the nation's new president.

"We dont' now if he'll repeal DACA. We don't know if we're going get deported violently or if it's going to be okay," said Stenner, who wondered what will happen next.

He moved to Bakersfield from Mexico with his family at just two-years-old.

His status: undocumented. But legally allowed to be in the country because of Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.

Throughout Trump's campaign, he has threatened millions of undocumented immigrants living in the U.S. with deportation.

But Stenner said he's not scared of the possibility of being deported.

"We can choose to be afraid. But that fear isn't going to do anything for us."

Instead, he's using the election's outcome as positive momentum for change.

"I'm going to keep doing what I was doing yesterday, which is fight for social justice."

And whatever happens, Stenner will be understanding of the situation.

"I started my whole life here and if America is not accepting me, even though I've helped push it forward in a positive direction like so many immigrants, then okay. I'm not going to belong here. It's not part of my story," said Stenner.

And tonight, he's encouraging others to be positive and have hope.

"Animo (Hope). Amino (Hope). We have to stay together and use this as an opportunity."