Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

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Using the Pew Research Center projection that, by 2050, more than one-third of the nation’s school children “younger than 17 will either be immigrants themselves or the children of at least one parent who is an immigrant,” (2014) the question that arise is how do we the help these children at the micro, mezzo, and macro level since immigration as such a significant impact on our society. The proposal of this discussion board post is to improve the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). The DACA protects eligible undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States by their parents when they were children. DACA provides employment authorization (work permit) and protection from deportation for a renewable two-year period for the population of younger illegal immigrants in the United States.
Being an undocumented immigrant is a stressful situation, especially for a child/youth who is habitually exposed to experiences such as racial profiling, discrimination, immigration raids, being forcibly taken or separated from their families, returning home from school to find their parents have been taken away to a detention camp or facing deportation. Traumatic experiences like these
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These children/youths were brought by their parents illegally making many eligible for DACA which is linked to the high volume of DACA applications. Facts such as this proves the need for a policy like DACA. On the other hand, members of our society constantly ask “why should we care”. We should care because children should be given the opportunity to thrive and succeed regardless of their documentation status. Society should care because the prospects and potential for this group success is limited, but more importantly, the discrimination, isolation and fear that they go through should not be experienced by any child or adolescent in our
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