I am embarrassed to admit that I am often confused by political issues and try not to pay too much attention to them. I know that I should try to work on this and become more aware. Therefore, I am glad that this assignment required me to learn more about a topic that I have been hearing a lot about, but about which I know very little. Before today, I thought that it was completely wrong to end DACA; however, I now realize that there are important arguments which claim that DACA is unconstitutional. With this in mind, I do understand the need to reform the program and put other measures into place.
As of right now, I believe that the best option would be to enact the Dream Act. Although, after more research, I may change my mind about this as well. My current understanding of the situation and of the provisions of the Dream Act lead me to believe that it is a viable solution to this issue. I feel that it is wrong to completely end DACA and abandon and/or deport its recipients.
I feel so blessed to have been born into a country that is overflowing with so much freedom and so many opportunities that others are willing to risk everything to come here both legally and illegally. I wish that more people could see it as a compliment that so many people from other countries would like to call our country home. In addition to this, I do not believe that I should have more opportunities than other people simply because I was lucky enough to have been born in the “right place’. I think that it is unfair that people who are truly willing to work for the opportunities that so many of us take for granted are not allowed to. Finally, I feel that it is wrong to abandon people who have been active members of this country since their early childhood. As I am only 21, there are numerous DACA recipients who have technically lived in this country longer than I have. I do not see how I have earned the title of “citizen’, but they have not.