Is this law for whom?
Is this law for whom?
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  • 승인 2017.12.11 09:00
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In 2012 the United States president is Barak Obama announced the ‘DACA’ as an administrative order. It means Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. Meaning deferred deportation, so that young people who were illegally entering the United States following illegal immigrant parents could go to school and work without worry. This law applies to young people under 31 years of age who have illegally entered the United States following their parents before the age of 16. Obama called them ‘dreamers’ because they can imagine the American dream that takes away for a moment the anxiety of possible deportation and surveillance. Also, whenever the expiration date comes, he has extended the administrative order so that young people called 'dreamers' can get a two-year renewable work permit. So, now about more than 800 thousand people have benefited from this program.

However, on September 5, 2017 Donald Trump’s US administration officially announced the abolition of the DACA program because of the interests and protection of its citizens and the deportation grace period was set to end on March 5, 2018. So, under president Trump’s order, the DHS, the US Department of Homeland Security took immediate action that doesn’t accept new applicants for the DACA program. Therefore, there have been strong protests and demonstrations across the United States, including New York, California, Nevada, Colorado, Texas, and Ohio. Especially in New York, in front of the Manhattan Trump Tower where about 30 people were arrested because of the demonstration.

They announced the abolition of the DACA for the interests of citizens’ and protection but actually the United States economic system and society are strongly opposing this bill. For example, Mark Elliot Zuckerberg, the CEO of Facebook, said “the abolition of the DACA is not only a wrong decision but also the punishment of young people’s efforts to “dream the American dream”.

Also, Sundar Pichai, the CEO of Google, said “dreamers are our neighborhood, friends and our colleagues. The United States is their hometown so congress should act for the preservation of DACA”.

Not only this, more than 500 company representatives including from Apple, GM, United Airlines said “dreamers are necessary to our company and future but also nonprofit lobby group (FWD.US) has warned that if the work permit is withdrawn, the United States could lose $ 460 billion.

Likewise, the reason that United States economy system opposes the move is additionally worrying about the disappearance of the American Dream, the driving force behind US innovation. The 800,000 people who are directly affected by DACA are at risk.

Also, this bill foretold the split of United States society. About 800 thousand dreamers fate is expected to be decided in congress within 6 months. So, while governors and mayors of each state say they will file lawsuits to suspend or withdraw Trump's decision. The pressure to abolish some of the Republican Party's immigration policy is so severe that it will not be able to avoid the split of the state over the next six months.

Is this law that brings the split of the society and the loss of society, is for whom?

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