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.
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.
Immigration has played an important role throughout American history. What fundamentally sets America apart from other nations is the foundation that it was created by immigrants seeking a better life for themselves and their children (Camarota & Zeigler, 2016). During times of economic growth, laborers have been imported, and deported during recessions (Flores, 2016). An average of 1.1 million immigrants relocate to the United States annually (Storesletten, 2000). US Customs and Border Control officials, have witnessed a significant increase in the number of “unaccompanied alien minors” from Latin America, anticipating 75,000 minors (if not more) from 2016 to 2017 (Rush, 2016). The average age for “unaccompanied alien minors” is 11 years
To fully grasp the concept of its benefits, one must understand: What is DACA? DACA stands for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, and is a three year security from deportation. The program was set in motion in 2012 by President Barack Obama when he signed it on as an executive order. DACA allows undocumented workers, known as Dreamers, to work towards achieving a
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.
The DACA program is a smaller denomination of the DREAM Act, that was passed by president Obama in 2010 (Luzer). It may be similar to the DREAM Act, but DACA focuses more on the education of young immigrants that range from the age of sixteen and down (Elfman). When it comes to human immorality and unjust treatment, the repeal of the Dreamer Act would affect many undocumented people emotionally. Growing up the friend I surrounded myself with were undocumented friends that were suffering emotionally. One of my friends had showed up to school one day saying, “I can no longer stay in my house because my parents were taken away back to Mexico. I have to live with my aunt now.” My friend had been affected emotionally by the deportation of his parents and feared since he was undocumented, he too would have to start a new life. Now that there is a new president making judgment for the right of the nation, the DACA program may be repealed as well. This would leave many undocumented students without a source of furthering their education. Through the separation of families, limited rights under the constitution, and my personal experience, the deportation of people that have live in the united states from childhood is inhumane and unfair to those that have no other place to
Eric Hoffer once said, “It almost seems that nobody can hate America as much as Native Americans. America needs new immigrants to love and cherish it.” Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) was an American immigration policy passed by President Barrack Obama administration on June 15th, 2012 that permitted minors, also known as Dreamers, to enter the nation with no legal status. President Donald Trump has rescinded the DACA policy, that protected 800,000 immigrants, as of September 5th, 2017. The reversal of this policy will only serve to separate families, deny children much needed medical care, and limit their educational opportunities.
After hearing the news, I felt as if my worries were crawling right back up to my shoulders. As if I was at the top of the mountain and then had someone push back down. Finding out that the Senate has plans to take down the DACA was as if they were closing the doors to my success. As the Congress debates over immigration reform, August the 15th marks the second anniversary of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. On the 15th of August 2012, President Obama began a policy calling for deferred action towards certain young individuals who came to the United States as children and are known as Dreamers(LOGOS). This policy allows this group of people to have similar rights that are initially reserved for the citizens of the United States, like applying for employment or having a social security. The Daca program also secures the young dreamers from deportation.
On June 15, 2012, President Obama signed into law Deferred Action Arrivals (DACA) this new policy will allow undocumented youth who have been in the United States before January 1, 2010 to stay in the United States for a renewable two year period and avoid deportation (“Consideration of Deferred Action,”2015). Recipients who are eligible for DACA will be able to receive a work authorization, this policy does not provide a pathway to citizenship. According to an article “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals” (DACA): Funding Opportunities for Philanthropy’ published by Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees, stated six purposes of DACA are:
What is the DACA? Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals was an American movement arrangement that permitted a few people who entered the nation as minors, and had either entered or stayed in the nation illicitly, to get a sustainable two-year time of conceded activity from expelling and to be qualified for a work allow.
A social issue that is currently whirling around the United States is the discussion of what is going to happen with DACA recipients. DACA stands for The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and they are also commonly referred to as “Dreamers” (Michelle Mark 2017). The DACA act was set in place in 2012 by President Barrack Obama and it provided young immigrants the chance to apply for temporary protection from deportation. Often times children are too young to know what is going on and their parents bring them into the United States so they are then protected under the DACA act. It is also only eligible to immigrants who have been in the United States since 2007 and were under 16 years of age; 30 or younger as of June 2012, in high school or have a diploma or GED and a clean criminal record (Dara Lind 2017). The program does not grant legal status, put them on a path to citizenship and or legalization (Michelle Mark 2017). The protection does allow these people to get authorization to work and obtain a valid driver’s license in some states. DACA provides the opportunity for them to have the chance to further their education, buy cars, homes and even the possibility of starting a business (Dara Lind 2017). Currently 800, 000 people depend on the DACA Act in the United States (Michelle Mark). Without the DACA Act, the recipients are essentially an illegal immigrant.
DACA, also known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival, has influenced the way many immigrants live in the United States. It is a very important topic since it affects more than 700,000 people in the United States. It has become a more relevant topic in today’s news since congress wants to take DACA away, affecting thousands of people, especially the Dreamers. According to DACA Information “It started on June 17, 2007, and it allowed people to receive a renewable two year permission to stay in the country, only allowing the people under 31 and born on June 15, 1981 and after” (Lal). This program has separated many children from the parents.
You might be wondering, what is Daca? Daca is a federal government program created in 2012. Barack Obama allowed people brought to the US illegally as children to temporary live, study and work in America. Those applying are vetted for any criminal history or threat to national security and must be students or have completed school or military service. If they pass vetting, action to deport them is deferred for two years, with a chance to renew, and they become eligible for things like a driving license, college, or a work permit.
In the united states there are 750,000 immigrants that are covered by DACA (Krogstad). The most important part is understanding what daca is and what it stands for. Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals is DACA. This program helps immigrants with student loans and a driver's licence among other benefits. What is equally as important is how DACA came to be as a program and who made it happen. What are its requirements and restrictions, the controversy of a new president and how he will change things as well as the benefits of the program. And knowing the success that most people have experienced while they are protected under it. Since the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals has has a beneficial impact on not only economic but financial
The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals or DACA as most people call is an American Immigration policy that allowed individuals who entered the US as illegal minors to receive a renewable 2 year period of deferred action from deportation and would be eligible to receive a work permit. The policy was established in June of 2012 by the Obama administration. To apply for DACA, illegal immigrants must have entered the US before