In the last month, at least five DREAMers have been affected by the Trump administration's immigration policies. 

Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials have detained DREAMers, like Edwin Santiago Romero and Josué Romero, despite their legal status. 

However, the harsh new rules haven't stopped DREAMer Victor Reyes from excelling academically. 

In fact, Reyes has just earned early acceptance to Harvard.

The Mexican-native arrived in the US at the age of 4. Now, he's graduating at the top of his high school class.

"[Getting accepted into Harvard] was the best moment of my life, honestly. All my effort has culminated in this," he told The Tab US. "I've got something to prove for 14 years of hard work and studying."

Reyes has overcome a lot of obstacles that come with being undocumented. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) helped alleviate some of those issues.

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"I found my voice in June 2012," he wrote in his personal statement for Harvard. "My mother and I were ecstatic when we heard of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and the opportunities it would give me. Then, I knew nothing stood in the way of my education. I received a Social Security number and a California ID. I was no longer a ghost in the system. I was a person, I lived, I breathed, I moved, I spoke."

Reyes now worries about the impact Trump's stance on DACA will have on his educational opportunities.

He told The Tab US that he's scared about what will happen if Trump revokes DACA.

"Under DACA, the whole process submits you to a background check," he said. "They say: 'We promise we will not use this information to deport you,' but that's not a legal promise. The possible misuse of that information is scary."

Though he's afraid, the Harvard-bound student is still remaining optimistic about his future.

He plans to major in computer science.

"...I hope for the best," he said. "But even if the worst happens, [we'll] try to find ways to overcome it, especially if I go to an institution like Harvard. Hopefully they have the resources to help me to succeed somehow."

While at Harvard, Reyes plans to help other undocumented students:

"I want to advocate for students in situations similar to mine," he wrote in his personal statement. "No one should have to reject field trips, live in fear, or be unsure of their academic future."