The United States has long wrestled with questions over immigration policy, with heavy partisan rancor characterizing the nature of illegal immigration as a political issue. As a humanitarian, economical and sociological issue, illegal immigration is not only a pressing issue but one that can invoke highly charged and emotional reaction from both sides. This was amply demonstrated this past week when President Obama announced that the Department of Homeland Security would be granting 'deferred action' status to a category of illegal immigrants falling into a qualifying set of demographic conditions. According to Julia Preston & John H. Cushman Jr.'s 2012 New York Times article entitled "Obama to Permit Young Migrants to Remain in U.S," the President used his executive authority to limit the number of deportations committed upon illegal immigrants by easing the status of the youngest of these.
About 400,000 illegal immigrants come to the United States each year, each one with their own story and reasons. These illegal immigrants often have sorrowful stories that make you want to sympathize with them, but these immigrants never think about how their presence affects the United States. On September 5th, “President Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the end of the DACA program; they contended that undocumented immigrants took economic opportunities away from citizens and lawful permanent residents” (DREAM). The DACA program was created in 2012 by President Obama and allowed illegal immigrants to stay in the United States. Recently, President Trump ended the program, but gave Congress a window to formulate a better plan
It was his decision to announce, on September 5, that his administration would be winding down the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, a program he didn’t mention outright, that many people didn’t know about and even fewer understood. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, which has protected nearly 800,000 young adult unauthorized immigrants from deportation and allowed them to work legally since 2012. The immigrants protected through DACA grew up in the US; people might not assume they are unauthorized immigrants, and they might not have even known it themselves until they were teenagers. The program was supposed to give them a chance to build a life here. Now, DACA is on the chopping block. Trump, under pressure to make a decision about it’s future before September 5 (the day a group of Republican state officials were set to sue over its constitutionality), has decided that no one new will be protected under the program and that those currently covered will start to lose
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.
Author’s Primary Claim and Summary of Main Points: R.J. Matson alludes in this cartoon that just as hurricanes hit the eastern coast, a “hurricane” of immigration policies, congress disagreement, and public backlash is about to hit the Whitehouse as President trump makes decisions regarding the DACA Program.
In September of 2017, the Trump administration made a statement saying that DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) will come to an end, calling the program unconstitutional and criticizing it as "unilateral executive amnesty." DACA is an executive order created by former President Barack Obama, and the program allows hundreds of thousands of young immigrants who came to the United States as a child illegally to remain in the United States. The majority of applicants to DACA cannot have serious criminal history and must have been brought to the US before 2007, under the age of 16. DACA allows for these young people to live and work inside the US legally without risk of deportation. Now, the issue with Trump ending
After all logic and ethics, he awakened the emotions of the audience by emphasizing the idea of allowing the families who meet the ‘criteria’ to come out of shadows and reside legally. He created an emotional imagery which spoke volume to the audience when he questioned “Are we a nation that accepts the cruelty of ripping children from their parents’ arms? Or are we a nation that values families, and works together to keep them together?” The president did an impeccable job to pursue his audience and made them view this problem as their own and think otherwise. He wants to deport those who are “threats to security”, “felons not families”, “Criminals not children” and that is what most Americans support and the ones who did not, hopefully, did after listening and understanding the meaning behind the speech. President further familiarize the audience with an immigrant student named Astrid Silva who didn’t speak English when she
The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival program (DACA) has helped stimulate the United States financially; by canceling it the Trump Administration has doomed our economy. Lawmakers have quite a task ahead of them as they try to traverse the tumultuous territory that is the DACA cancelation. However, one of the largest, if not the largest, problems that this move has created is the threat it poses to the nation’s economy. Bombastically, the Trump Administration made a move that seemed to be supported by its followers. Yet, further analysis of the cancelation seems to greatly cripple the United States, estimating that the nation stands to lose $215 billion if the former DACA recipients are deported.
Both the President and the Attorney General have released statements in explanation to why they believe that DACA should be removed. According to a statement from Attorney General Sessions recorded by the Associated Press, “Such an open-ended circumvention of immigration laws was an unconstitutional exercise of authority by the executive branch”. Several critics of DACA have called it unconstitutional because it was, in fact, an executive order. It is viewed as a gross overstepping of the boundaries of power by the executive branch, as Obama bypassed the regulations and immigration laws put in place by the United States. The bypassing of the normal legislative process was not looked upon kindly by many, which has shown itself to be one of the reasons for the dismantling of DACA. The legislative body is, according to Associated Press, trying to provide an alternative to DACA through quick and proper legislation, but the future of the eight-hundred thousand youths who are impacted by DACA still hangs in
In recent events, Trump is trying to isolate America to the rest of the world while trying to deport people of a certain race/ethnicity. With the “Muslim Ban”, people began to see that Trump is doing things that they do not want him to do, and, more recently, people apart of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals programs (Dreamers) are under threat of deportation back to their home countries. An author, Leon Panetta, wrote an article about these events, and he wanted the whole world to know that even though Trump is the president of America, he does not truly represent the people. Leon Panetta uses rhetorical devices to help persuade his audience to know that Trump does not represent who Americans are.
After my parents divorced, my sisters and I would go visit my dad in Arkansas every summer, but the only problem was that my older sister was never able to go with us on the plane. I never understood why until I got older and my sister came to me. She thought she would never be able to go to college and follow her dreams to become a doctor because she had found out that she was undocumented. It wasn’t until 2015 that my undocumented sister had the chance to become a DACA recipient.
As of October 2017, DACA has been abolished by Congress and supports from the Trump Administration. DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), established by the Department of Homeland Security on June 12, 2012, is a policy which helps illegal aliens that are coming into the United States get benefits that Congress did not act to provide by law. Many of these recipients are spread throughout the United States. In 2014, another policy called DAPA (Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents) was expanded from the 2012 DACA policy. This policy was similar to DACA but it helped certain aliens who have children’s that have U.S. Citizenship. On June 29, 2017, Texas and several other states sent letters to the
Our nation is strongest when we embrace the diversity of ideas and contributions from our young people. Today’s decision to end the deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA) policy effectively disrupts the futures of the nearly 800,000 young people who have called the United States home since childhood — and represents an incredible loss for America, undermining the very foundation on which this country of immigrants was built.
Immigration is currently a hot topic within in the United States government. Currently the United States Congress is fighting to decide the fate of the Dreamers, and the Immigration bill DACA. Like many controversial issues within the government, the Democrats and Republicans are in a disagreement on what to do. Each article, examines a different take on the current immigration reform. Bier’s main argument is that individuals who are contributing to immigration reform are ignorant, that Immigrants are not hurting the American Labor market. The next article, I examined, was written by Eric Cantor; Cantor states that although the parties each have a high stake on the decision Congress makes on DACA, there must be a decision otherwise, the law will remain status quo. Next, we look at Gessen’s article, the main argument is that immigrants should not be looked at valuable or illegal, they should not have to be talented in order to be welcome within the United States. Lastly, Vargas, an undocumented Immigrant, discusses the difficulties of being illegal within the United States, yet still shines light on the positive influences he had throughout his childhood and time in America.
This research paper explores the political issue of Immigration in the present day (2016) United States. The paper is meant to give an understanding of the issue, the importance of immigration reform, as well as a thorough analysis of the role the three branches of The United States Government: Judicial, Legislative, and Executive; and their role in the matter. By using several different peer reviewed journals, and articles the paper will give a well analysed view on the situation of reform currently in America by touching on the case of DAPA and DACA plans proposed by President Obama. The essay will also cover the positions of presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald J. Trump to show a future America could be heading towards.