Donald Trump, DACA, and American Dreamers

Current President, Donald Trump, plans on terminating the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA. The program, created by former President Barack Obama, was created for illegal immigrants brought into the United States as children by their parents. The program allows the child to live in the United States, attend school, and find employment.

There are guidelines that have to be kept while involved in this program. These guidelines are put in place so that the young adults who are actively making an effort to live in this country are given a more fair chance to stay. Rather than the kids who have fallen into bad habits and have forgotten the standards they have to withhold to live in this country as illegal immigrants within the program.

“I am not going to just cut DACA off,” President Trump said, “but rather provide a window of opportunity for Congress to finally act.” The President said his goal is not to punish children for the mistakes of their parents but he believes there must be reforms made as to prevent further illegal immigration. The termination of this program has many immigrants worried about their family, friends, and their own future in the United States at stake.

Many political figures and lawmakers, both Democrat and Republican, have disapproved of Trump’s plan for the program. Nancy Pelosi, Minority Leader of the United States House of Representatives, stated that the termination of DACA is “a deeply shameful act of political cowardice and a despicable assault on innocent young people in communities across America.” Although the future of some immigrants is at stake, numerous politicians have agreed that there needs to be reform on certain aspects of immigration separate from DACA.

2 thoughts on “Donald Trump, DACA, and American Dreamers

  1. DACA was put in place using a executive order signed by Obama. He tried to pass it through the senate and house but it failed. It was called the Dream Act and contrary to popular belief “dreamer” is not one of the letters in DACA. Obama’s party was even in the majority at the time he tried to pass it . So he took it upon himself to go over the branches of government and use a executive order. Many believe this was unconstitutional and an abuse of a executive order. Trump is revisiting all unconstitutional amnesties which happens to include DACA.

  2. Good. DACA needs to go. Illegals are illegals, no matter how old you are. Get them out and then if they want to become a legal American citizen, that’s great.

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