Political Science Major Gerardo Gomez Discusses DACA

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

KNTV-CHANNEL 11 (SAN FRANCISCO) -- Another DACA recipient, Gerardo Gomez, is a senior at San Francisco State and is planning to apply for law school. His living and working in San Francisco really does have a lot to do with his ability to survive. And he said there's more to DACA than work permits and school.

“What often doesn’t get talked about is the many other aspects of our lives that is affected through those work permits,” said Gomez, whose parents brought him from Guerero, Mexico, to Palmdale when he was 3 years old.

Gomez moved to San Francisco to go to college and will graduate in December with a degree in Political Science. He’s also HIV positive and is taking meds provided by Healthy San Francisco. He said if he loses his job and can’t work, he’ll have to move.

“And if I move, I will not qualify for city health insurance,” he said, adding that he’ll never be able to afford the $3,000 a month that his meds would cost him without the Healthy San Francisco coverage.