Dream Act Abruptly To An End

By Forrest Hunt

Posted on September 26, 2017 at 10:25 AM PDT

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It was officially announced on Tuesday, September 5th, that DACA will come to a conclusion. DACA stands for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and allows illegal immigrants who entered the country as minors to receive a work permit and be deferred from deportation. According to CNN the repeal of DACA will jeopardize 800,000 young immigrants of deportation. CNN also reported, “If congress were not to act, and DACA begins to expire, nearly 300,000 people could begin to lose their status in 2018, and more than 320,000 would lose their status from January to August 2019.” This would leave over 600,000 people in the dark about whether they will continue to be able to reside in the United States or if they will be deported. Some citizens on DACA are luckier than others if they were just recently renewed. The LA Times reported, “Because current permits will be renewed, the program will not be fully phased out until March 2020.” This benefits those who just renewed in March 2017, but their lives will be filled with panic and worry as the March 2020 deadline approaches. Many people will be affected by the repealing of DACA, many of those who are students pursuing their dreams here in the United States, most of whom don’t even speak the language of the country they will be sent back to or a country that they never lived in. Here are some reactions on social media about DACA from those who are living it: