So, let me get this straight, son. The plan here is to kick out about 800,000 people who came to the United States as kids? People who don’t really know any other home than America? Like, that’s part of the grand plan to Make America Great Again? I mean, are these the “rapists and murderers” that Donald Trump and company kept speaking about? Or, are they individuals who are regularly contributing to the fabric of our society? Yeah, I’m going to go with the latter, man.
Now, for those living under a rock, Trump is out here trying to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy. This program was instituted by Barack Obama in 2012 as a way to allow young illegal immigrants to work and study in America. Essentially, those individuals who came to our country before their 15th birthday were able to benefit from this policy. All in all, this was Obama’s compromise after Congress failed to pass the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act.
Moving on, this decision doesn’t make any sense if we’re being real here, fam. First, it’s foul to deport people who’ve spent most of their lives in this country. Ok, yes, they may have come here illegally, but since then, they’ve done nothing but add value. Shit, if we look at statistics, 91% of DREAMers are currently employed. Meaning, they’re paying taxes to the same government that’s trying to kick them out. In addition, from a business standpoint, deporting these people will cost employers BILLIONS in turnover costs. This includes hiring and training new workers to fill the empty roles. So, both morally and financially, this is a stupid ass decision, bruh.
Ultimately, after all of that tough talk on the campaign trail, now Trump wants Congress to find a solution. By and by, he’s only taking this step because it was an Obama executive order. In the end, Trump just wants to undo anything Obama did, regardless of its practicality. All I can say is, he’s not only affecting lives, but he’s also affecting the economy by making such a drastic move. As it stands, we have to Defend DACA, man. We have to defend the people who simply want to live and thrive according to this country’s promise. That is all. LC out.