Dreamers Dreamers are at the hands of President Trump.

Dreamers should be able to dream of a better life without
the fear being kicked to the curb. What does DACA, Deferred Action for Children
Arrival, do? “Deferred
action is a use of prosecutorial discretion to defer removal action against an
individual for a certain period of time. Deferred action does not provide
lawful status” (USCIS). It allows undocumented
children brought over the United States border illegally to request a deferred
action if they meet the requirements. Although they may be approved for a
deferred action, they will not receive lawful status in the United States. They
can also be eligible to get a job if they receive work authorization. “Through
executive fiat President Obama implemented DACA in 2010 when congress would not
pass the DREAM act” (carter). Now Dreamers are at the hands of President Trump.
Trump is trying to follow through one of the many promises he made during his
presidential campaign, which is to get rid of DACA. There are roughly 800,000
individuals being protected by DACA, and if DACA were removed they would fear
deportation once their deferred action expires. All Dreamers can do now is to
wait and see which way President Trump decides to toward, whether to remove
DACA or keep it in play. Dreamers should be allowed to stay in the United
States, the children had no idea of what their actions of crossing the border
meant and thus should not be punished for the illegal actions of their parents.

            The economy
of the United States depends on the spending of citizens, immigrants, and even
those who are here illegally. So, the removal of not only those illegally in
the Unites States but the DACA recipients as well, would have a majorly
negative impact on the economy of the United States. When they buy a vehicle or
a home they are putting money back into the United States economy. “With about
65 percent of DACA recipients responding that had purchased a vehicle, roughly
$16,469 was the average cost” (Wong). That in part contributes to the state
revenue through sales tax and other fees such as vehicle registration and title
fees, and businesses which insure those vehicles (Wong). Those who responded to
a survey in 2017 shows roughly 16 percent of DACA recipients purchased a home,
and those who are 25 years or older bring the percentage up to 24 (Wong). Not
only does that bring revenue to local economies it also includes the creation
of jobs (Wong).  Allowing them to stay
would not hurt the economy but allow the economy of the united to continue to
grow. There also businesses who allow DACA recipients to get a job, 72 percent
of the top 25 fortune 500 hundred companies (such as Walmart, Apple, General
Motors, etc.) employ those DACA recipients (Wong). Imagine if we made all those
in DACA leave it would cause a huge chunk of the United States revenue to fall
by an estimated 500 billion. Texas with roughly 124,300 DACA recipients and of
those 108,141 are currently working (Svajlenka), the removal of DACA recipients
would cause Texas to lose more than 6 billion in revenue if that were to
happen.

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            Many would
quote Sir Francis Bacon “Knowledge itself is power” could also be said as
“knowledge is power”, thus we learn by going to school to obtain more
knowledge. The majority of business in the united states focuses on hiring
educated individual for jobs, with a high school diploma being the minimum
requirement. Well DACA recipients also want the ability to continue their
education, with roughly 45 percent that responded are still going to school and
of those 72 percent of them are pursuing higher education such as a bachelor’s
degree or even higher (Wong). The opportunities DACA has given all these
individuals to allow them to continue the pursuit of knowledge and allow them
to get better jobs afterwards, thus giving them more of an incentive to
continue their education. With roughly 94 percent of DACA recipients currently
in college said, “I pursued educational opportunities that I previously could
not” (Wong). Getting a higher education would not only benefit DACA recipients
but it would benefit the United States and its citizens. This also ties into
the aforementioned economy of the United States, by getting a better job
because of a higher education which in turn would allow them to receive a
higher pay and thus putting more money back into the economy with their
purchases. Most DACA recipients know of one life, and that is the life in the
United States, growing up believing their citizens besides actual citizens and those
legally here in the United States would minimize the money being sent to their
country of origin.

            The fear of
deportation as DACA recipient’s countdown the expiration of the deferred action
they received. No one really wants to go live to a place they hardly know
anything of. The deportation isn’t a magic to ticket to their country of origin
but is paid for by the government thus taxpayers are the one who really pay for
the ticket, so imagine sending 800,000 DACA recipients would cost millions. While
deporting so many would cost millions or even a billion, it will happen over
time as the deferred action expires for DACA recipients. The average cost of a
deportee is 1,976 from figuring out who the individual is, to the holding in
detention which is the main expense to finally being deported by bus or plane
(Blanco).

            There are
still those individuals who want DACA recipients gone. DACA recipients while
protected by a deferred action are still technically unlawful while still
residing in the United States. “They don’t deserve to be punished. They deserve
protection. They deserve the American dream. Deserve, deserve, deserve.”
(Malkin). The United States does not owe the DACA recipients anything. They
take the jobs of United States individuals. Why should the United States help
when there are citizens who need and deserve our help the most. The individuals
who come to mind first, who I believe deserves our help more than DACA
recipients are veterans. Veterans who are homeless, veterans who can’t get to medical
help, veterans who struggle mentally after returning from deployment.

            DACA
recipients should not be deported as their DACA expires. The great emotional
and physical stress having to go into a world they know nothing about. Having
to adjust to a new life, find new work where they might get paid much less
depending on the country. The economy would be greatly impact in a negative
way. The loss the United States economy would be great, as the state’s’ GDP
(Gross Domestic Product) would decline as DACA recipients get deported. The
amount of money businesses, taxpayers, or the government would have to pay if
DACA recipients are deported forcefully back to their country of origin. 

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