DACA is the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and it is an American immigration policy that allows some individuals who were brought to the United states illegally as children to receive a renewable two-year period of deferred action from deportation and become eligible for work permit in the U.S. To be eligible for the program, recipients cannot have felonies or misdemeanors on their records. Unlike the Dream Act, DACA does not provide a path to citizenship for recipients, known as Dreamers.
I first learned about DACA in a previous education class. I thought it was a good idea when I first learned about it. Immigrants should have the opportunity to remain here if they have been here their entire lives. They were brought here by their parents and as long as they are not committing crimes and obtaining their high school diplomas I don’t understand why their would be a problem. This programs protects against individuals with felonies or misdemeanors. As long as they are following the laws they should be allowed to stay. It’s not fair for them to call somewhere their homes for years then when they become adults they are forcibly removed.