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Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is an immigration policy law esetablished in 2012 which allows some children of unlawful presence in the United States to temporarily delay deportation and gives them work authorization. Recently, DACA is extensively debated. What are all the positions and opinions on DACA?

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DACA has many advantages for young immigrants and for the United States. These benefits include diversity, economic growth, and others.
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DACA increases diversity in American society and the workforce

DACA allows young people from different backgrounds to study and work in the United States, which increases diversity. This diversity brings different ideas and innovations to the country which helps in its progress.
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The Argument

In many counties in different states, there is a lot of diversity in DACA recipients. Recipients come from various countries from Central and South America, Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Caribbean. [1][2]The presence of people from many different backgrounds and giving them the opportunity to enroll in school and the workforce create a diversity of ideas and styles which helps in creativity and innovation in the United States. For example, giving eligibility for DACA recipients to enroll in medical school has important implications for the medical field. Many dreamers have a low-income upbringing, bilingual skills, racial/ethnic diversity, and unique cultural background that could be assets to addressing barriers in healthcare and communication with patients. The ethnic diversity in the medical field is very small: only 5.8% of doctors are Latino/Hispanic, 17.1% are Asian, and 5% are black. DACA helps increase the diversity of experiences, opinions, and skills in the medical field and in many other environments.[3][4]

Counter arguments

Most DACA recipients are from one or few ethnicities. For example, about 61% are of Latino origins. DACA does not majorly contribute to the diversity of the United States. With the presence or absence of DACA, the US will still achieve high diversity through other immigration systems which would continue to add different perspectives and promote creativity and innovation in the country. [1]

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References

  1. https://www.migrationpolicy.org/news/county-level-view-daca-population-finds-surprising-amount-ethnic-enrollment-diversity
  2. https://www.diversitynetwork.org/news/474604/The-Changing-Face-of-DACA-The-Impact-of-Policy-and-Rhetoric-on-Study-Abroad-Support-Services.htm
  3. https://ajph.aphapublications.org/doi/abs/10.2105/AJPH.2018.304910?journalCode=ajph
  4. https://www.aamc.org/data-reports/workforce/interactive-data/figure-18-percentage-all-active-physicians-race/ethnicity-2018#:~:text=Among%20active%20physicians%2C%2056.2%25%20identified,subgroup%20after%20White%20and%20Asian.
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