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Karen Andrade, Staff writer

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On August 29th, 2017 president Trump and his administration passed a law that would start the end of  DACA.

DACA is the Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals. It is an American immigration policy established through the executive order by former president, Barack Obama in 2012. DACA allows individuals, who came to the U.S. illegally as minors, also known as Dreamers to be protected from deportation, and be able to receive an education. DACA recipients have been able to get valid drivers licenses, enroll in college, legally be able to secure jobs, and pay taxes. DACA also allows dreamers to reside in the U.S. for 2 years and once it expires, it will be eligible to apply for renewal.

About 690,000 young adults are currently protected under the DACA program. For someone to be eligible for DACA, applicants had to have arrived in the U.S. before the age of 16. Applicants had to have lived in the U.S. since June 15, 2007. the majority of the accepted applicants are from Mexico, followed by people from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.

After Trump and his administration put an end to DACA applications in September they were only accepting renewal applications for another month. After the month was over no more were to be accepted. Trumps administration is planning to honor work permit issued under DACA until they expired. For the new DACA applicants whos applications were received by September 5th, 2017 and renewal applications received by October 5, 2017 will be processed, any after those dates will be exempted.

When asked about DACA, Senator James Lankford said ” It is right for there to be consequences for those who intentionally entered this country illegally.”  He believes that if there will be consequences that they should be given by the American people through the legislation from congress.

According to speaker of the house Paul Ryan, “Obama’s creation of DACA was an abuse of executive authority.” Many others believe that Obama’s executive decision was unconstitutional and that the issue should of been handled through legislation. They believe that problems dealing with immigration and how to deal with it should be thought out more and be handled carefully.

When asked about their opinion on DACA, Chippewa Valley High School Art teacher Ms. Wilson said, “I do not agree with what he is doing.” She states that “It is disrupting a lot of the young peoples lives who are a positive force in our country.”

High school Senior, Kami Gerniski said “I believe its a bad idea because it helps out individuals who come to our country not knowing what they’re getting into.” she believes they leave their life behind to come to a new country being completely blindsided to the life they are about to start living.

Trumps decision to cut the DACA program caused the dreams of many immigrants who entered the country illegally, to receive a chance at a better life and education to end.

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  1. Mr. Marinello on November 3rd, 2017 10:20 am

    An important story and well told. Thanks for being a plugged in journalist!

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