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The Economic Impact of Losing DACA

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During Obama’s second term as president, it came to his attention that an executive policy was needed to protect those that want to pursue a better life but without the privilege of being born in the United States. Those affected are known as Dreamers due to their residential status and are affected financially and through the pursuit of reaching higher education and their careers. The Obama administration introduced this executive order by passing Congress and created the “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals” (DACA).

What this means to the economy?
Around 800,000 participants fall under this program therefore, this will affect the economy in the long term run by decreasing the United States Gross Domestic Product (GDP). According to statistics ran through CNN economists, the economy will be affected by decreasing its GDP value by $280 billion dollars. Not only that, but employers will loose $2 billion dollars within the next two years. The amount of current employees loosing their job is around 700,000. Therefore, this provokes 400 CEO’s including Apple, Facebook, J.P. Morgan Chase, and Snapchat to unite and urge Congress to institute new legislation by signing a letter being sent to the White House.

Trumps Statement:
Mr.Trump issued a statement as followed, “Our enforcement priorities remain unchanged.” He also stated, ” We are focused on criminals, security threats, recent border-crossers, visa overstays, and repeat violators. I have advised the Department of Homeland Security that DACA recipients are not enforcement priorities unless they are criminals, are involved in criminal activity, or are members of a gang.”

 

Reaction to Recsinding DACA is Swift

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The Trump Administration’s dececion to rescind DACA brought swift reaction from across the country.

Univision reporter, Jorge Ramos, “ Trump decision on DACA is cruel, cold hearted, and benefits no one. He didn’t even have the courage to announce it himself.”

John Jerry Johnson
-it’s sad for dreamers, they are hard working, they go to school, they pay taxes, social security and serve the military.

Scott Burns
-okay, send them back to their country they don’t even know the language.

Mark Zuckerberg
-it’s particularly wrong to offer young people the American dream, encourage them to come out of shadows and trust our government, and then punish them for it .

Lauren , am a dreamer, I am not a criminal, I am Mexican, I am not a rapist.

Former president Barack Obama states we are talking about young adults that grew up he US, attended our schools and may not know anything but this country, may not know any language but English.

Joe Biden tweeted
“Brought by parents, these children had no choice in coming here. Now they’ll be sent to countries they’ve never known. Cruel. Not America”

According to the Justice Departemnet, as of today:

  1. No new applications
  2. If your DACA expires between now and March 5th 2018 you are eligible for renewal, must renew by October 5, 2017
  3. If your DACA expires after March 5th you are not eligible for renew
  4. The administration is looking for a legislative solution within the next 6 months
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