Hello! So, we have another new topic. This one is about DACA. DACA stands for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. Its purpose is to protect immigrants that came to the U.S. when they were children from deportation. It does not provide an official legal status or a pathway to citizenship, but it does allow them to be ” lawfully present” without the threat of deportation. Now, you may be asking, well, what is deportation? Deportation is when you are thrown out of a foreign country. Today, I am going to be sharing my thoughts, not my dad’s, not mumma’s, not anyone else’s, but MY thoughts, on DACA.
Well, first of all, this topic came up to be written about after there was front story news about, ” Dreamers celebrate DACA’s preservation” written by The Dallas Morning News. Now, I don’t know a lot about DACA, but I do know that it was created by President Barack Obama, and President Trump wanted to get rid of it, or just not have it. So, without further ado, here are my thoughts on DACA.
I think DACA is both good and bad. I mean, at the start, these are children who don’t know what is happening and are in a foreign country. They are illegal, meaning that they aren’t even citizens of the strange country around them, and don’t know what to do. I believe that DACA is very helpful, because, without it, the children would have been immediately deported back to their country. But, there could have been many reasons why they would have come to the U.S. in the first place. If you think about it, when the children go back, they will also be like foreigners to their original country, meaning that they don’t really have any place to live or stay. The U.S. government will not deport the children for 2 whole years, which is a good side, but also bad. What happens after 2 years. How can they become legal citizens, or do something so they are not unlawful in 2 years or even after 2 years? Though they can apply for a renewal of the action, and they are encouraged to do so 4 or 5 months before the 2 years are up. This is a good thing. But one question. How old are the children? Are they like teens, pre-teen, infant? How can they do all this? They don’t know what to do, they are living in a completely foreign country that isn’t even a home for them, and they have 2 years time for not being deported- putting aside renewal options.
But, there is one more side to this. I mean, I’m not sure if it is possible or if it might happen, but with this act, people might be like, Oh, the U.S. isn’t gonna deport me back to where I came from. I have 2 years to stay there and I can always ask for another 2 years. More and more people might come, and it’s not right. If they want to come, they shouldn’t be illegal. It’s okay for them to be immigrants, but not come illegally. But then again, these children didn’t know. They probably didn’t have a choice. What should we do? What can THEY do?
Anyway, it is late. I had started writing this a little while before Marathi Shala, and the rest is after it. It is 7 p.m. and it is getting late, plus I am getting a bit worn out for teh day. Tomorrow we are having new adventures and another barbeque- very very safe one that is socially distancing- and I am ready for dinner. BYE!