by Shaelyn Saraceni
Equal education and rights should be every American’s first priority to provide for all people who come to America.
The recent actions of the Trump administration to repeal the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA) has left many angry and in shock. Many feel that this was a distressing and reckless decision made. Though the act itself was extremely important, and repealing it would and is harmful and stressful for the Dreamers, hopefully this will implore Congress to make laws to protect them. Additionally, Trump made the statement on Twitter, “Congress, get ready to do your job - DACA!” This implies that it is time for our legislative branch to put into law something that no future president should even be allowed to make a decision on. This is a human rights issue, and the executive branch should not be able to make such decisions as the one Trump has recently made.
Trump states, “I do not favor punishing children, most of whom are now adults, for the actions of their parents. But we must also recognize that we are nation of opportunity because we are a nation of laws.” With this statement, it is apparent that Trump does not empathize with (and how could he as an old, white, rich man) the people who have grown up here. The careless way he makes such expansive decisions as banishment from one's home and country is frightening.
As for those at Folsom Lake College who are affected by the repeal of this program, we have your back. Here are some steps from Folsom Lake College to follow:
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