The Pros And Cons Of Unocumented Immigrants

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Picture this: You came to the United States as a 2-year old undocumented immigrant. You can’t really say to your parents, “We shouldn’t go to the U.S. That’s illegal and I don’t want to get caught”. So you go to school in the United States, K-12, because the schools have to accept you. As you grow up, you live every day in fear of being deported. Under the Obama-administration, a new policy was created called DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), a program that allows undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. at the age of 16 or under, who are called the DREAMERS, to be shielded from deportation. Since DACA was created, 800,000 DREAMERS have been saved from being deported. Even though many Democrats are trying to fight it, President Donald Trump has announced the ending to the DACA program. DREAMERS who came to the United States as young children and are going to contribute to society should get to stay here. At young ages, the DREAMERS didn’t have any say in the decision to come to the United States or not. Many have never lived in their “home” country long enough to call it their own and they will actually contribute to the U.S. economy. Some say that these illegal immigrants steal jobs and spots at universities from legal Americans. But, they add to the economy with good jobs they could get and good education. The DREAMERS contribute to the workforce just like legal Americans. I think the DREAMERS should get to stay in the United States for many reasons. They
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