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What are the positions on DACA and Dreamers? Show more Show less
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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?

DACA should remain and expand Show more Show less

DACA has many advantages for young immigrants and the United States. These benefits include security, economic growth, and others.
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Eliminating DACA is morally incorrect

DACA serves an ethical purpose by protecting young immigrants who came to the United States following their parents. It also gives them rights and benefits that allows them to succeed and help their families and the U.S.
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The Argument

Eliminating DACA will cause great harm on young immigrants for no good reason. Most of these young immigrants came with their parents and did not make the decision to travel themselves. The average age of DACA immigrants coming to the U.S. was 6.5 years. Most of the young immigrants have no connection to the place they came from and identify as Americans. In addition, many of them came to the U.S. to seek protection from dangers in their homes. As minors and due to ethical considerations, these groups of migrants should not be subjected to deportation. [1] The protection of DACA also gives these young migrants some rights and benefits that allow them to progress in their lives in the United States. About 96% of DACA recipients enroll in either the workforce or in educational programs. Education and jobs are crucial because it helps them to be independent and support their families. Research also shows that when young immigrants are freed from the risk of deportation, they become more productive. The average salary of young immigrants have doubled between pre-DACA and after receiving DACA. [2]

Counter arguments

DACA is an immoral program. It will encourage more illegal immigrants to come into the United States and harms the state of the country. DACA protects a wide range of illegal immigrants and no just ones that came to the United States too young or as infants. DACA protects all immigrants before their 16th birthday. Additionally, DACA does not employ prerequisites that are important for the Untied States like English language fluency. [3]

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References

  1. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2017/09/04/the-case-for-daca/
  2. https://www.acslaw.org/expertforum/the-supreme-court-to-argue-daca-tomorrow/
  3. https://www.heritage.org/immigration/commentary/daca-not-what-the-democrats-say-it-here-are-the-facts

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