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Why Ending DACA Is So Unprecedented

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  1. Melody Bot

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    Dara Lind, writing for Vox:

    The Trump administration’s announcement Tuesday, that it will end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program — removing deportation protection and work permits from nearly 800,000 young unauthorized immigrants — unless Congress passes a bill in the next six months to protect DACA recipients, isn’t a punt or a reprieve. It’s an opportunity to deflect, or share, the responsibility for what would be an unprecedented act in US history.

    There’s never really been a time when a generation of people, raised and rooted in the United States, has been stripped of official recognition and pushed back into the precarity of unauthorized-immigrant life.

  2. bmir14


  3. aniafc


    This is rough. Found out today because my university's president sent out an email to all students about it.
  4. Arry

    it was all a dream Prestigious

    I have a few family members that are DREAMers, so I'm pretty terrified.
  5. K0ta

    wrap yourself in petals for armor.

    I am so sorry, I hope everyone can stay as safe as possible.

    Let's all call our representatives and get them on board with the DREAM Act.
  6. Arry

    it was all a dream Prestigious

    thank you, we are fortunate to be able to afford the legal fees to fight deportation and i am thankfully from Washington where our AG is badass and will fight for us. i've done as much as i can (called/donated/educated others), and all i can hope for is that people will have a little more empathy for our common brothers/sisters.
    beachdude42, coleslawed and jpmalone4 like this.
  7. Kiana

    Goddamn, man child Prestigious

    Its cruel and enraging. I legit can't even imagine being such a monster.
  8. carlosonthedrums

    Cooler than a polar bear's toenails Prestigious

    As someone born in a Hispanic country who came here as a young child to study and have an opportunity at a better life, I couldn't be more disgusted right now.

    I say that, and yet there's always next week for this troll to outdo himself.
    Oskarr likes this.
  9. Oskarr

    Needled 24/7

    Un-American. Period.
    domotime2 and Dan O'Neill like this.