Persuasive Speech On Dreamers

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New York Senator Robert F. Kennedy said, “Our attitude towards immigration reflects our faith in the American ideal. We have always believed it possible for men and women who start at the bottom to rise as far as the talent and energy allow. Neither race nor place of birth should affect their chances.”(Robert F. Kennedy). Kennedy expresses how the United States thrives on new beginnings. For example, when the Irish traveled to America, they were in pursuit of a fresh start after the 1840s potato famine. But since Trump’s election, and even the period during his campaign, it seems like American ideals have changed.
One of Trump’s main goals has been to remove the Deferred Action of Childhood Arrivals, commonly known as DACA. DACA permits individuals who have stayed in the country illegally, as minors, to receive two years of deferred action from deportation; and enables them to work or continue studying after high school. These people are often called Dreamers. There has been a great amount of backlash towards Dreamers in recent years due to news reports and other sources citing negative qualities about them. But if Americans reflect on the ideals that established this country, the ones stated by Kennedy, these Dreamers should be given the opportunity to stay in America. They contribute to our economy and a majority of them abide by the law, while in search of a better life. Dreamers should not be punished for something that was predestined by their parents’ decisions.
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