The Importance Of Education For Illegal Immigrant Children In America

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In many countries around the world,there is the idea that “no children should be left behind” due to the fact these children are our future. Unfortunately, there are many who believe that saying does not go for immigrant minors that were brought to the United States illegally. In 2012 former president, Barack Obama, created a program formally known as the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, otherwise known as DACA. The program allows illegal immigrants that came into the United States as minors to temporarily live, study, and work in the country. Now in 2017, thousands are in fear that our current President, Donald Trump, will repeal DACA entirely. Deporting many innocent children and young adults will not “Make America Great Again”. There is so much good that comes out of DACA, that listing it would probably put this essay past the 1,200 word count on this essay. There is no doubt that the country’s safety is important, but education for illegal immigrant children is certainly not a security threat.
On June 15, 2012, President Obama had enacted the program with the help of Alex Nowrasteh, an analyst of immigration policy. In a report written by Nowrasteh he stated ”Nearly 91 percent of [the Dreamers] are legally working” and if the program was to be repealed, it will not only hurt the Dreamers (recipients of DACA), but “Businesses will have to spend an estimated $6.3 billion in turnover costs when the government forces them to fire these employees. This will

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