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.
In the year of 2017, it is hard to find any person whose life does not revolve around their electronic devices. The Internet has changed the way people function, and become a crucial resource in schools, workplaces, and homes all over the world. There are people who feel they could not survive a day without it, and, of course, there are people who are wary of its dangers. Children are taught from a young age to tread carefully when using the Internet, and teenagers can recite lectures they have received from their parents time and time again: “Don’t talk to strangers,” “Be careful what you download,” and most importantly, “Never share your personal information online.” What most of these parents do not know, however, is that you do not have to share your personal information for it to be collected. Not only is your information collected without your consent—it can legally be used against you. Many statutes involving Internet surveillance were rudimentary and non-invasive at their creation, but on October 26th, 2001, everything changed. The Patriot Act was signed into law, just forty-five days after the horrifying terrorist attack on the Twin Towers. The USA PATRIOT Act, more commonly known as the Patriot Act, was not a single piece of legislature, but a package of amendments to preexisting laws. The most notable changes in the Patriot Act are the amendments to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 (FISA), the Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 1968 (ECPA),
On June 15, 2012, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival Program also known as "DACA," was created by President Barack Obama. The Program was designed to aid and protect Illegal immigrants who were brought to the United States when they were children. DACA also provides authorization to work with benefits such as healthcare and social security card.
Stop and frisk is a tactic designed for reducing crime by allowing police officers to stop and search individuals that may seem suspicious. This law allows police officers to search individuals only if they have reasonable suspicion that a crime might occur or if the suspect is carrying anything illegal or dangerous. Between the years of 2002 and 2016, there have been 5 million stop and streets interrogations, and nine out of 10 individuals who were stopped have been completely innocent (“Stop-and-Frisk Data”). With that being said, stop and frisk should not continue to be a policing tactic because it is ineffective, it gives too much power to police officers, and promotes racial profiling.
Within the past year, the Department of Justice under President Trump has ended Obama Era orders. One in particular is the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. DACA is an immigration policy that allowed for people who entered the country illegally as minors to stay within the U.S, work, and receive a two-year deferred action period from deportation. Trump revoked this order causing Homeland Security to stop processing applications. Since DACA has been revoked, federal courts across the country have begun proceedings to block parts of it. Although many are upset, congress has yet to rule upon the law and some effects have taken place. According to the Huffington Post, “since the September announcement, an estimated 11,000 young people have lost their deportation protections.” The effects that have already begun are concerns to the public because many people will begin to lose their ability to function within the American society.
In the year 2000 the United States saw 1.6 million people apprehended by Homeland Security. This was the highest number of apprehensions in United States history. However, this would be the first and last time that Homeland saw such obscene numbers. Over the past 17 years there has been a steady decline in both removals and returns made by Homeland Security. As of 2015 there were just under half a million people who were either returned (deportation with no order of removal) or removed (deportation with order of removal) by the government. Still, half a million people is an outstanding number, and that is just the number of those who are sent back, not those who still manage to live in the United States unlawfully. While the difference between
DACA should remain because there are many people that want to have a better education for them to get a better job in life and for them change things about DACA for other people like them to. “Proponents argue that allowing people who came to the U.S. as children — a decision outside of their control and grew up here to participate in the job market and contribute to the economy is a benefit for everyone.” There are people who came to the U.S. for them to participate in job markets and what to make a difference for other people, that would want to have the chance to be something they want. People who came to the U.S. want a better education for them and for them to have a good decent job for them to work and help out there family and also for them to make a difference and change people's perspectives about helping out people that want to have a people education and for them to be the next people to make a change for them and everyone else. “The program allows Dreamers to obtain driver’s licenses, enroll in college, find legal employment, pay income taxes, and serve in the military without fear of sudden deportation at a time when it’s harder than ever before to be legally recognized in the U.S.” The program DACA allows dreams who want to have the privilege to have a drivers licenses, enroll in college, and find legal employment and for them to serve in the military without fear of being deported.
12 billion dollars, that is certainly a lot of money (McFadyen)! On average, that is how much the United States loses each year from border security. In order to stop illegal immigrants and drug smugglers from entering the U.S. from Mexico through the border, a wall must be built.
In the first presidential debate, one of the many issues touched upon was stop-and-frisk. This policing method used throughout the 2000s by New York City mayors was the subject of an intense exchange between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. However, neither candidate had any specifics on the topic (a disappointing trend throughout the night), leaving the American people in the dark. Well, prepare for the lightbulb to be switched on as I enlighten you on stop-and-frisk.
Considering the USA Freedom Act, does its passage guarantee that the average U.S. citizen will now enjoy more freedom or privacy or does its passage simply mean that the NSA will cease reliance on cell phone metadata and increase its reliance upon other tools* in its tool box, concentrating on the Internet? Please explain why or why not?
Porter Airlines is facing with wide array of stakeholders, from its investors to public stakeholders which are three members of the tripartite agreement and NGOs. Apparently investors would be supportive of Porter Airlines (as we discussed in KQ1) and Toronto Port Authority (TPA) would also be supportive. TPA has strong incentive to support Deluce’s objectives as it is operating at loss and on the verge of losing subsidies. It is highly organized to pursue its agendas because not only it is an independent federal agency, but also it has already negotiated with Porter Airlines, promising landing slots in return for the investment in the airport. Another member of the agreement and also highly organized, Toronto City Council (TCC)’s position
Everyone with a moral compass believes that the Nazis are bad. However, fighting them doesn’t make you or your cause good. Jonah Goldberg struggles to employ pathos, however, he employs ethos, logos, and kairos to successfully highlight why Antifa is no better than their alt-right enemies to persuade American adults along with those who blindly support Antifa, in his article “The Alt-Right is Bad – And So Is ‘Antifa.’”
The article “Here’s what United will do differently after the infamous dragging incident”, written by Kristine Phillips and Avi Selk (2017), describes the aftermath of the incident where a United Airline passenger was forcibly removed from an airplane to open a seat for an off-duty crew member. This event was a disaster for United and fueled public anger toward United, even “international outrage” (Phillips & Selk, 2017). This issue has caused United Airlines to change their policies by requiring off-duty crew members to “check in at least an hour before the flight leaves” (Phillips and Selk, 2017) and once the airplane has been boarded, the passengers cannot be removed, unless it is for safety reasons.
Airport security in the United States has been a controversial topic since the terrorist attacks of September 11th. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) was established to ensure the safety and security of US airports. New regulations such as taking off shoes and full body scanners soon became the new normal in airports across the country. Travelers voiced concerns and complaints over the heightened security measures, arguing that they invade privacy and are unethical. On the other hand, Israel’s Ben Gurion Airport takes a very different approach to tackle terrorism in airports. Instead of high-tech machines, the airport focuses on the use of intelligence data and profiling to effectively identify terrorists. In the
The travel ban is an executive order which was put into place by President Donald Trump’s administration on January 27th, 2017. The order was put into place for our national security to “protect the nation from foreign terrorist entry into the United States.” This measure banned travel into the U.S. for 90 days from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. This obviously sparked an outcry from social media, which caused a divide among Americans. With a show of hands, how many of you think that the travel ban is actually a ban on Muslim refugees and that it is racist. Recent polls show that 57% of Americans favor the temporary ban while 33% are opposed to it, and 10% are still undecided. Racism, fascism, and Islamophobia; these words have all taunted supporters of President Trump and the travel ban. The one thing people don’t realize is that the travel ban isn’t banning Muslims from America. Who in the room can name the top 5 countries with the most Muslims. They are Indonesia, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nigeria. Not one of these countries are listed in the ban. This ban is only for only ninety days, and is aimed at countries who have sent a large contingency of terrorists to the U.S. The countries selected have active terrorist training camps, and Trump is not the individual who selected the countries on the list. These countries are unstable, with no reliable vetting procedures. We shouldn’t admit people until they can meet our security screening standards.