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Mars
September 5th, 2017, 01:16 AM
Is seriously no one talking about this? Wtf

Trump has decided to end DACA, which, if you don't know, "allows certain undocumented immigrants who were children when they were brought to the U.S. to apply for deferred action and be eligible for work permits." Trump has decided to end this policy and is facing a massive amount of controversy and backlash, not only from democrats but from business entrepreneurs, and his own party members. Now, the only reason it hasn't been ended yet is because congress was able to delay this action for 6 months, in order to give them a window of time to do something about it.

Now, this ISN'T a small issue AT ALL, guys. This isn't some bullshit debate you can just chalk up as conservative vs liberal immigration policy. This is the lives and futures of 80,000 people. Trump wants to completely scrap this policy and deport ALL these innocent people back to whatever shit their parents brought them out of without hesitation.

Here are some links if you want to learn more about DACA:
ABCNews: What You need to know about the DACA (http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/daca-/story?id=49574463)
Wikipedia: Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Deferred_Action_for_Childhood_Arrivals&mobileaction=toggle_view_desktop)
CNN: DACA and Dreamers explained (http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/04/politics/daca-dreamers-immigration-program/index.html)

And some links for the actual story:
NBC News (https://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/immigration-reform/congressional-gop-signal-break-trump-over-daca-n798596)
Politico (http://www.politico.com/story/2017/09/03/trump-dreamers-immigration-daca-immigrants-242301)
CNN (http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/04/politics/daca-congress-trump-decision/index.html)

devotionnel
September 5th, 2017, 02:26 AM
This is honestly so so sad :(

I hope something else can be put in place so they can at least get home safely or they're able to get back on their feet somehow when they're sent to their native country. Pretty sure no one would like it if they were in that situation. Especially for the kids who were US born when their parents migrated there.

Dalcourt
September 5th, 2017, 03:16 AM
Mars I was about to make a thread but you beat me to it.
We had a large article about it in our local newspapers and it is discussed among my friends. There are a great deal of people at our school that could be affected by this.
To think about sending people who basically spent all their life here and work hard at school back to their families countries of origin...it's really sad.

Lives of decent people will be destroyed by this and I feel that with this kind of attitude towards others we will run our country in the long run.

Mars
September 5th, 2017, 09:42 AM
This is honestly so so sad :(

I hope something else can be put in place so they can at least get home safely or they're able to get back on their feet somehow when they're sent to their native country. Pretty sure no one would like it if they were in that situation. Especially for the kids who were US born when their parents migrated there.
It would be better if they didn't end it at all, but at least with this 6 month delay they can put something else in place or reform the plans, make them better, etc etc
Mars I was about to make a thread but you beat me to it.
We had a large article about it in our local newspapers and it is discussed among my friends. There are a great deal of people at our school that could be affected by this.
To think about sending people who basically spent all their life here and work hard at school back to their families countries of origin...it's really sad.

Lives of decent people will be destroyed by this and I feel that with this kind of attitude towards others we will run our country in the long run.
Agreed. This country is the land of opportunity, the land of promise. How can we say that confidently if we're kicking the people out that came here for better lives? They're kids for fucks sake. Their parents brought them here because they wanted a better life for their child, and were just going to deny them that and not even try to help. It's bullshit.

I know kids who are immigrants, kids of immigrants (I'm one, im not threatened to be deported though), and there are plenty of kids who are here illegally but that doesn't change why theyre here. America is all they know. This is their home now. This is their life and they just want to take that from them and it's so fucked.

ShineintheDark
September 5th, 2017, 11:02 AM
From a president who launched the program to defend innocent children to the president who would happily take it all away. It's great to see that Republicans are joining Democrats in advising against this move as it is a completely unjustifiable idea, especially since the program is essentially seelf-funded from application costs and so has little to do preserving government funds.

mattsmith48
September 5th, 2017, 11:40 AM
He's going after kids now, because why not? Seriously if anyone is surprise by this you weren't paying attention.

I would also like to say if they don't want to go back to their country of origin, there is still plenty of room for them here.