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DREAMers

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Kaylee Jorgensen, Staff Writer

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Imagine that you were born in a different country, and your parents came to America illegally in order for you, their precious baby, to have a better and brighter future than they had growing up. You were raised here and grew up immersed in the language and culture. About five years ago doors swung open and reveal the bright future your mom and dad always wanted for you.

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or better known as DACA, was created by former President Barack Obama through an executive order back in June of 2012. This created a renewable two-year protection from deportation to people who were brought to the United States by their parents before they turned 16. They can now have social security cards, go to college and have opportunities to work towards their American dream.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions said at a news conference that the Department for Homeland Security will slowly take the program out, and no one currently protected under the DACA program will be affected before March 5th, 2018, according to the Trump Administration. This gives Congress six months to put legislation in place to continue granting work visas and a future to young immigrants. If lawmakers can’t agree on a new solution 800,000 people could be at risk of deportation as early as March. Since the DREAMers had to submit personal information when they first applied for DACA it could be used to aid any effort to deport them.

To ensure a future for these DREAMers, you can write a letter, an email or call your Congress representatives. Also use social media to get the message across; there’s strength in numbers. They have the power to reverse this decision, so let’s make sure they know your feelings on this issue.

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