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The Deal with DACA

Sophia Tulipana, Reporter

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Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA) is a government program to help minors who have come into the united states illegally  stay protected from immediate deportation. The people who apply and get accepted to be a part of the DACA program are called dreamers.

  “Individuals were able to request DACA status if they were under the age of 31 on June 15, 2012, came to the U.S. before turning 16 and continuously lived in the country since June 15, 2007. Individuals also had to have a high school diploma, GED certification, been honorably discharged from the military or still be in school. Recipients could not have a criminal record,” (Schallhorn).

   There are almost 800,000 dreamers and thousands of those people will lose their job and get deported when DACA is dismantled. President Donald Trump announced in September of 2017 his plans to phase out DACA.

  “Since the announcement, Trump has offered to work with lawmakers on a solution for the hundreds of thousands of people in the U.S. who fell under DACA’s umbrella of protections,” (Schallhorn).

  Trump originally ended DACA because nine state attorneys threatened to sue trump over the DACA policies. The attorneys decided to threaten this because they thought it was an overstep of presidential power. Trump however has been looking for a solution to the DACA problem.

  “Mr. Trump proposed Thursday a path to citizenship for DACA beneficiaries and others in exchange for tough concessions, including family-based migration policies and funding for a border wall.”



Schallhorn, Kaitlyn. “What is DACA and why is the Trump administration ending it?” Fox News, FOX News Network, 16 Feb. 2018, www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/02/16/what-is-daca-and-why-is-trump-administration-ending-it.html?scrlybrkr=a7568a88#.

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Sophia Tulipana, Lifestyle Section Editor

Hey guys, my name's Sophia and I'm the section editor for Lifestyle. I am a part of the theatre department and involved in competitive theatre. When I...

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