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Conservatives are pushing President Trump to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program which allows some undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children to stay and obtain documents. They say the program is illegal and as sad as the situation is, undocumented immigrants must gain entry by the rules like everyone else. DACA's supporters say deporting people in that program would be morally wrong. Many of whom had no choice, and this is the only life they knowWhat do you think?

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DACA is a lifeline for thousands of Americans who would otherwise be stuck in limbo. Those who qualify for the program were brought here as children and were raised to be as American as every other citizen—the only difference is they lack paperwork to prove they're American. Dreamers only want what everyone else wants—a shot at the American dream. 

I never knew I was undocumented until I want to get my driver’s license. I started to think that all the AP classes, straight A’s, community involvement etc. would mean nothing because I would be deported. Most importantly my siblings were still very young and I would lose the ability to support and care for them and the rest of my family.
DACA is about making sure people don't have to live in fear of being throw into a bureaucratic hell at any moment. Many DREAMers know nothing about their country of origin—it's fucked up to send thousands of people to a country they do not know, where they do not speak the language. It's especially fucked up to do it in the name of a symbolic gesture. 
DACA gave me my independence back. It’s the single reason I am able to teach, and live on my own, and pay for my car, and feel like I belong in the country I have lived in for 15 years.
Knowing that I could lose all the freedom I’ve gained is a paralyzing fear. I’ve worked so hard, and my life was just coming together, and now it might fall apart again. I hope that doesn’t happen, but if I’ve learned anything these last 15 years, it’s to hope for the best and prepare for the worst.
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Conservatives take issue with giving benefits to undocumented immigrants. They say the government must take care of Americans first—DACA flies in the face of this by giving welfare to non-citizens. 

According to a Congressional Research Service memo, illegal families could receive as much as $35,000 in retroactive EITC benefits the first year after being approved for Obama’s executive amnesty. This was all done without an act of Congress. Thus, to say we are not going to focus on deporting DACA recipients is a non-sequitur to the main problem of granting them affirmative benefits. Even if we don’t deport large numbers of them, we should certainly not give them American benefits.

They also take issue with the premise that anyone who enters the United States illegally should be allowed to stay. It sucks that their parents made that choice, but the law is the law. If DACA is left in place, it would only serve as a beacon for more undocumented immigration. 

Agreeing to the false notion that children of illegal aliens have a right to demand legal status and that poor decisions of their parents and host countries are the fault of American taxpayers and workers runs contrary to everything Trump said during the campaign. Furthermore, it encourages future waves of immigration at a time when Central Americans understands that once they come here with children they are essentially here to stay. 
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People—undocumented and not—rallied online around #withDACA to show their support for the law that's enabled thousands to live a normal life. Here's why they support DACA. 

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Politics
Should undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children be allowed to stay?
A festive crown for the winner
#LetDREAMersStay
#STOPillegalAmnesty