Blog Entry 2-Ben Schlegel

DACA stands for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. It is a government program created in 2012 under Obama’s administration that allowed people under 31 to be granted a temporary pardon to “receive permission to work, study and obtain driver’s licenses.( )’ DACA is in place to protect minors who were brought into the country illegally by their parents.There are 800,000 people in the DACA program who are protected under the DACA program. These 800,000 are known as the Dreamers.

In recent news the Trump administration plans to end the DACA program on March 5th 2018. This decision was prompted by 11 attorny generals who threaten to sue the Trump administration unless steps are made by September 5th.  On the otherside, 20 attorney general’s wrote to insist on the trump administration to keep DACA in place.

My response to this whole ordeal is to see how things play out. I don’t think that sending by sending the 800,000 DACA members from their homes will help out America. The requirements for DACA requires the members to be actively studying or working. Removing 800,000 people from the upcoming work force would be a noticeable change. I think that this decision is rash and lacking in foresight.To bring this back into the realm of education, I believe as teachers we need to be able to react to changes. Be it flooded schools, new laws, or something as minor as a student destroying a lent book. I think teachers need to be able to react to the best of their abilities to receive these changes and attempt to educate their students to the best of their abilities in spite of that.

 

Links:

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/trumps-decision-end-daca-explained/

https://www.npr.org/2017/09/05/548754723/5-things-you-should-know-about-daca