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.