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YouTube Star David Dobrik at Risk to Be Deported if DACA is Terminated

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President Donald Trump recently decided to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), a program started by former-President Barack Obama that allowed undocumented children who immigrated to the U.S. to remain in the country. If POTUS’ reform is upheld, up to 800,000 kids who entered the country illegally and were once protected under DACA will be at risk for deportation. One of the people affected is YouTube star David Dobrik.


“I paid $400,000 in taxes last year and all I got was a free trip back to Slovakia #DefendDACA,” the 21-year-old tweeted following Trump’s announcement.

The former Viner was supposed to travel to Melbourne, Australia, for VidCon over the weekend, but unfortunately was unable to do so because of the latest immigration reform.

“I’m sorry to say I cannot attend VidCon Australia,” he wrote on Twitter the day after he first mentioned DACA. “As of yesterday, Trump has taken away all my travel privileges #DefendDACA.”


YouTuber Gabbie Hanna confirmed that the comedian is “not an America citizen and was protected under DACA and has just lost all travel privileges.”

Many of David’s friends, including girlfriend Liza Koshy, used their platforms to support him and express their disgust at the reform.


DD was born in Kosice, Slovakia, in July 1996 and moved to Chicago, Illinois at a young age. The social-media star has three younger siblings, Ester, Sara and Toby Dobrik, who were adopted.