Trump’s Disdainful DACA Decision

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Trump’s Disdainful DACA Decision

Jeda Lee, Staff Writer

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Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, better known as DACA is an American immigration system created by the Obama administration in 2012. This program allows thousands of kids brought to, “the states” to continue to live here. In order to become and maintain a DREAMER status, applicants can not have any serious criminal record and must have arrived in the U.S. before 2007 when they were under the age of 16. DACA permits them to work and live legally in the U.S. for a renewable two year period.

So what is so bad about DACA? It is helping kids who may have not had a chance become something of themselves, get an education and be respectful citizens. Imagine being kicked out of the country you have grown up and learned in and being forced to go to a place with little to no way to succeed. This is what President Donald Trump is implicating.

I think he is making poor decisions. These are children who for one, didn’t ask to be put in this position [and] two, making excellent grades. He [President Trump] is blaming children for their parents choices,” junior at McMichael High School Ajea Hughes said.  “He knows how hard it is to become a citizen in America and is ruining these kids chances of becoming something great.”

President Trump’s ending of DACA is something of a recurring theme. Ever since his campaign days, Trump has made it quite clear that he does not value illegal immigrants and has not tried to understand why they migrate here in the first place. To his defense how could he understand an oppression he has never and probably never will face? A majority of the time, those illegal immigrants he so greatly despises do the jobs many Americans refuse to do.. There  clear reasons as to why they come to America; are we really the land of the opportunity?

They are here to learn, attain opportunities and be the ones to break generational long stigmas. Are we really the, “land of opportunity?”  If so, then President Trump’s decision to end DACA sets a limpid tone upon that title, a tone full of racism and anti-immigration activism.

These DREAMERS are not lawbreakers, they are not “stealing our jobs.” For most of them, America  is their home and to kick someone out of their home is an awfully insolent thing to do.

“If I could say one thing to DREAMERS, I would say no matter what happens you should be very proud of all the hard work you have done and you guys are the backbone of society and you deserve none of the hate being thrown at you! Stay strong, be proud and you are loved,” Hughes said.