What is the life of an immigrant?
“Immigrants are fleeing their own home country and entering another is not down to malicious intent. These people have to leave their homes, families and their entire life behind them in order to escape the wars, crime and danger. Going to a new country is more than likely the last chance these families have at ever attaining a safe and normal life again. When Barack Obama was president, he dealt heavily with the protection of immigrants in the United States. Obama created the program DACA, “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals”, which acted as a “permit” for young immigrants who were brought to the US by their parents. DACA was able to open many doors to young people and offer many more opportunities which allowed for them to feel like they belonged in the country. So with DACA really only having positive connotations, what could the problem be? The answer simply is Trump. Ever since he began his presidential campaign, he has openly spoken about what action he would take on immigration in America, and so after being elected into office, Trump has made one of the worst decisions America has faced. In September of 2017, it was announced that Trump was rescinding DACA. The original intent of DACA was to provide protection for these young, vulnerable people entering the US after fleeing their own home country, however, now that Trump is in the process of scrapping the program completely, this sense of security and hope has been ripped right from their hands and is leaving them in a state of uncertainty.