National & Civic Issues

What is DACA and Who Are the Dreamers?

Abstract:

DACA is a federal government program created by President Obama that allows people who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children the temporary right to live, study, and work in America. On September 5th, 2017, President Trump announced that he would begin ending DACA.

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Source:

The Guardian, adapted by NewsELA

Author:

Joanna Waters

Published:

9/17/2017

Trump Ends DACA Program for Young Undocumented Immigrants

Abstract:

President Trump announced that he will “wind down” DACA, which protects hundreds of thousands of young immigrants who were brought to the United States illegally as children. There is new legislation proposed to project young immigrants.

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Source:

NewsELA

Published:

9/6/2017

‘Dreamers’ Are Elated After Getting a Reprieve on DACA

Abstract:

Since President Trump took political action to try to end DACA, Dreamers have been alternatively crushed and hopeful about their prospect of legally remaining in the United States. In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court ruled that the administration did not have sufficient justification for terminating DACA.

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Source:

New York Times

Author:

Miriam Jordan

Published:

6/18/2020

What the Country Needs, on DACA and So Much More

Abstract:

The Supreme Court ruled that the Trump administration could not immediately shut down DACA. This decision upholds the belief that our immigrants and our citizens deserve a good government that they can trust.

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Source:

New York Times

Author:

Qian Julie Wang

Published:

6/18/2020

Maintaining DACA Keeps the American Dream Alive

Abstract:

If DACA was ended, tens of thousands of talented young people could be deported, and this would negatively impact the economy. Ending DACA would also disrupt families and break a commitment to Dreamers, who applied and paid a fee in order to have temporary protection from deportation and the right to work legally in the United States.

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Source:

UnidosUS

Author:

Janet Murguia

Immigration Coalition Calls for Permanent Solution to DACA

Abstract:

Immigration advocacy groups call for permanent legislation to replace the temporary DACA program. Even though the Supreme Court ruled that the Trump administration cannot immediately end DACA, Dreamers still face uncertainty about the future and deserve a permanent solution.

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Source:

The Hill

Author:

Rafael Bernal

Published:

6/19/2020

Video: DACA, Explained

Abstract:

In 2012, President Obama created DACA, which protected young immigrants without legal documentation from being deported and allowed them to pursue education and job opportunities. President Trump tried to remove DACA protections, which put Dreamers at risk for deportation.

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Source:

Vox

Published:

9/6/2017

Podcast: DACA Decision

Abstract:

Miriam Gonzalez, a 6th-grade teacher, was a plaintiff in the DACA case recently brought before the Supreme Court. She is in a mixed-status household, meaning that some of her family members are American citizens, and some do not have legal documentation.

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Source:

Code Switch

Author:

Shereen Marisol Meraji

Published:

6/19/2020