I think that DACA is a good starting point, but that we need something more permanent and robust, including items such as providing an actual path to citizenship. The newest president’s decisions have shown just how temporary DACA is/was for those who have chosen to come out of the shadows with who they are. I think that it is completely wrong to decide that a generation that were brought to America as children, that grew up knowing this country as their home, should be treated so carelessly or as some sort of political sandbag, as one article put it. This program gave so many people a chance to go to college, get a bank account, a driver’s license, a car or home, and generally feel a little more like everyone else.
As it stands, DACA is a program that allows undocumented immigrants to come out of hiding, and helps them to enjoy some of the benefits of US citizens, such as applying for a drivers license, credit card, and work authorization. DACA allows undocumented immigrants who came here as children, to live without fear of deportation. However, not everyone is eligible for DACA, and strict eligibility rules are in place to make sure that the criminals and unproductive people don't get to stay in this country and receive benefits for free. To be eligible for DACA, you must have been brought here before your 16th birthday, born after June 15, 1981, lived here continuously since June 15, 2007, have a minimum of a GED or be enrolled in school, and
In the United States, many families are currently being affected by the Dream Act’s failure to pass. The Dream Act would have given many undocumented children the ability to have a pathway to citizenship. The Dream Act believed in the importance of social support within the family by supporting family unification. However, due to its failure to pass, millions of undocumented children are now at risk of being deported and having their families divided. Although the U.S. government created a new policy known as the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), it is not providing immigrants with the same opportunity. DACA instead give undocumented people the opportunity to not be deported for a maximum of three years, but will never become a pathway to permanent citizenship. The Dream Act and DACA ultimately affects the physiological, emotional, and mental health of the immigrants who reside within the U.S.
There are roughly 800,000 people living within the United States that is under the protection of an executive order during the Obama administration called Deferred Action Against Childhood Arrivals, or DACA. These children, commonly referred to as “Dreamers,” have grown up in the United States. They attended elementary school here, many graduated high school here, and many went on to become successful adults living in the United States, but as of September 5th, 2017 the DACA program was shut down by the Trump administration, pending a trial in Congress. This means that those hundreds of thousands of individuals living under the DACA arm will no longer be legal residents in the United States.
DACA (sometimes called the Dreamers law) allowed people that came to the U.S. illegally as children to stay. Some people say those immigrants should be allowed to stay because they didn’t choose to come to America illegally and have only known America as their homeland. Others say their plight is sad, but the law is the law. Although the DACA program helps a few, this program should be dramatically changed because illegal immigrants can come here and not pay taxes while they get free healthcare and financial aid.
These Dreamers did not choose to be brought to the United States, but now that they are here, they must find a way to move forward in life. Jesus Contreras is a paramedic who lives in Houston, Texas. He was brought here as a kid from Mexico, and is part of the DACA program. He provided assistance in the relief after Hurricane Harvey in August of 2017. In an interview with BBC, Contreras says “I’ve never considered going back to Mexico. Everything I have, everything I’ve planted, my faith my religion, my friends are all here in the United States.” Dreamers like Contreras do not have lives in Mexico. They grew up here in the U.S. and have taken part and contributed to society here. Life in Mexico is very difficult at the time, which is why many flee to the United States. There is a lot of violence and crime making it not the best place to have a family. As of November 2017, Mexico has had a nationwide total of 20,878 murders within the year, that is an average of 69 murders per day (Torres). Mexico has become a very dangerous place, which is why many of the Dreamers were brought to the U.S. If the Dreamers are sent to Mexico, they will be in a place they not only do not know, but will also be in greater danger than if they were in the U.S. A lot of what our society is built on is education and schooling. It is fundamental in our development as people and as a nation. Through DACA, these Dreamers are able to attend schooling and learn how to give back to society. In 2010,
DACA is deferred action for childhood arrivals, it’s relief from deportations and work authorizations which is renewed every two years for those brought to America as children illegally. DACA recipients are often called, “dreamers”. Those who fail are eligible for deportation. Trump ended the DACA program leaving millions of undocumented people to lose their privilege in working and going to college to end up deported. Recently in the U.S., President Trump and his administration announced plans that could lead to end of the DACA Program. As part of the wind-down, no new DACA applications will be accepted. Those currently enrolled in DACA can continue working legally until their permits expire. Senior officials said they don’t plan to share
Daca enables young people to follow their dreams and with trump trying to cancel daca it has devastated the nation, yet he says we have 6 months till Congress makes a decision on either to legalize Daca, or to cancel it , it should not have to be a decision to make.So many children and teenagers are getting their lives torn apart, all accomplishments and achievements, all their effort they put into their lives, jobs and education, would be for nothing. He's taking jobs and educational opportunities away from innocent people who are the ones that are “making america great” again, then the ones that are living in america, not even taking advantage of the opportunities they are given in this country. Most teens who do have the opportunity to get a good education and a good job, usually end up taking it for granted, they don't appreciate what they have, and don't see what others would do to have what they have.
DACA was created by the Obama administration in June of 2012 with the vision to relief deportation and giving protection to foreign minors who entered the country illegally so that they could stay, work and get education without being deported to their country of origin. DACA has been entitling to controversy and uncertainty since the Trump administration because this action provides the recipients the opportunity to receive a two year renewable deferral of deportation, a work permit and benefits provided by the government. This action has been rescind by the President Donald Trump on September of 2017; more than 800,000 recipients (known as DREAMers) are left with concerns, worriers and fears of being deported to their country of birth because their families, education, friends and life is here in The United States.
On June 15, 2012, President Barak Obama gave a brief speech on a new Department of Homeland Security Immigration policy. This new policy will benefit thousands of undocumented students living here in the United States that were brought by their parents since they were young children from their native home. A policy called the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. As President Obama mentioned in his speech about what undocumented students are, he mentioned part of a sentence that got to me. President Obama stated the following, “They are Americans in their
With Trumps decision to end DACA, Congress is now the appropriate forum to address the issues revolving around DACA, because now they have the opportunity to change or remove the policy. But I think the policy should stay in tacked because it will affect thousands of young adults and change, or take away their opportunity’s, they will also put thousands of people of risk of deportation. DACA stand for Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, is an immigration policy made by President Obama in 2012. The policy allows children that arrived to the U.S before the age of 16 and had lived here since of June of 2007. When they apply for it, it last for two years and they are eligleble for renewal. As of now there is about 800,000 undocumented immigrants that are protected under DACA. What will be the point of ending something that is giving so many people oppornuty to become something of themselves?
According to CNN, on September 5, US Attorney General Jefferson Sessions gradually terminated Mr. Obama’s policy of “Dreamers”, which is DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) and will be completely terminated in six months. This policy was introduced in 2012 to allow illegal immigrants who, under 16 years old enter the United States to apply for two-year repatriation and to allow them to apply for a work permit. As this policy allows renewal, it essentially allows illegal immigrant children to live permanently in the US. Based on DACA benefits for thousands of children, I think the government should keep DACA because terminating the policy and evading nearly a million young people who come to
These immigrant children did not choose to come to America, they came with their parents. Most of these American are trying to make a good life for themselves. In the first person account “Amy’s Story” Amy, an undocumented Taiwanese immigrant, tells of her struggles to make a life for herself in the United States. When Amy is fifteen, she discovers that “California Proposition 187 took away access to public services, including driver's licenses, from undocumented immigrants.” Later, as she struggles to find a job, she is told by her attorney that marrying an American citizen is “the easiest way to become legal in this country.” Despite her many challenges, she writes about how despite everything [her] family has experienced in this country, [she] would not choose to be anywhere else” (“Amy’s Story”).
Every year people from all over the world, leaving their homes and moving to the United States. These people are willing to sacrifice themselves in the hope to start a new life, to find an opportunity for financial support for their families, to give a chance for their children have a better future in the safe country. Some of them immigrate in order to find freedom or relief from political and religious persecution. Each of these brave persons has a big reason to leave a Homeland, family, friends, work and all elements of a human’s life without even a possibility to come back home one day. According to recent changes in the immigration law of the U.S., not everyone, who is
Today, the United States is home to the largest immigrant population in the world. Even though immigrants assimilate faster in the United States compared to different developed nations, immigration policy has become an highly controversial topic in the Unite States, while much of the debate is around culture and religion, the effects of immigration on economy is clear. Immigration policy has become a highly pressing issue in America. While much of the debate centers on cultural issues, the economic effects of immigration are clear. Economic analysis finds little to no proof to support that influx of foreign labor have reduced jobs or American wages. Economic theoretical predictions and a bulk of academic research confirms that wages are unaffected by immigration over the long term and the economic effects immigration are mostly positive for natives and for the economy over all.