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Another bad decision... Trump rescinds DACA.🔷

On September 5th, President Trump has decided to rescind the DACA program implemented by the Obama administration. “DACA” or “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals,” is a program that protect young adults from deportation who where brought to the U.S. as children by their parents.


It should be no surprise that Trump is rescinding DACA, a program established by his predecessor President Obama. The purpose of DACA was to allow immigrants achieve their goals and participate in the American way of life. The DACA program allowed visas and work permits to the immigrants which helped them to work and create a better life for themselves and their families. This program is essential to the many immigrant families to survive and support their families.

“It should be no surprise that Trump is rescinding DACA, a program established by his predecessor President Obama.”

The illogical reasoning behind this terrible decision is that “in an unfair system, Americans were denied jobs the immigrants had taken.” This is according to the New York Times. As you can see, his baseless argument is that immigrants are stealing the jobs Americans do not want. First, it should be no surprise President Trump does not have a logical reasoning. Second, to say that Americans are being denied jobs because of an “unfair system” is absurd. These young adults who came to the U.S. as children -- no fault of their own -- will now have to rebuild their lives all over again due to this “unfair system” that is prolonging the job of not signing legislation for a pathway to citizenship.

Mr. Sessions states, “denied jobs to hundreds of thousands of Americans by allowing those same illegal aliens to take those jobs.” -- New York Times


Los Angeles March for Immigrant Rights, 11 September 2017.
(Photograph by Flickr / Molly Adams)

Trump considers himself a businessman, however deporting 800,000 citizens is not a smart business move because it will cost our nation $430 billion dollars over a decade. In a Time article, the magazine breaks down how much the economy and states like California, Texas and New York will lose if this terrible policy takes effect. According to Time, “the CATO Institute and American Progress, their research indicates that ending DACA -- and deporting the workers who will no longer enjoy legal status -- could reduce the size of the U.S. economy by anywhere from $280 billion to $430 billion over the next decade”.

Firstly, America cannot afford to lose $430 billion dollars, and secondly, by attempting to keep his campaign promises to placate his base, in the long term Trump will not be making our nation great again.

“Research from both the right-leaning Cato Institute and left-leaning Center for American Progress suggests Trump's economic and immigration goals may be diametrically opposed. Their research indicates that ending DACA -- and deporting the workers who will no longer enjoy legal status -- could reduce the size of the U.S. economy by anywhere from $280 billion to $430 billion over the next decade.” -- TIME


Los Angeles March for Immigrant Rights, 11 September 2017.
(Photograph by Flickr / Molly Adams)

800,000 young adults will be deported within 6 months because of this terrible policy decision. These are 800,000 citizens who we work with, attend school, church, they are our neighbors and friends. These are stand up citizens with no criminal background -- in order to be a DACA recipient you cannot have a criminal background, which means DACA recipients are the stand-up citizens we need in America’s society.

“In order to be a DACA recipient you cannot have a criminal background.”

Furthermore, within the 6-month timeframe Trump gave lawmakers to pass legislation, the polarization among our lawmakers and in our society will not allow this decision to take place. Our nation is losing not only financially if this takes effect, we will also have completely lost morally because we are showing to the world that we do not care about people and their lives.

800,000 citizens who help make this country great are being used for political purposes, and it is distressing that their lives are at stake and that at any moment this government will force them to leave the only home they have ever known: America.🔷


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(Cover: Photograph by Flickr / Molly Adams, Los Angeles March for Immigrant Rights, 11 September 2017.)


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