Jesus Contreras, 26, is a DACA recipient and paramedic in Houston, Texas. He helped fight Hurricane Harvey three years ago and says COVID-19 is a far bigger threat.

Contreras told USA TODAY, “We haven’t seen its full potential yet.” Despite the increased risks that come with his line of work, he continues to proudly serve his community every day.

Contreras is one of about 27,000 DACA recipients working as doctors, nurses, paramedics, and other health care workers.

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