A Letter In Support of DACA
Over the past five years, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) has provided 800,000 immigrant youth protection from deportation and the opportunity to pursue higher education and stable careers. The CSA community firmly stands in support of DACA and the positive contributions DACA recipients provide this country. With a commitment to social justice and civic engagement, our middle school students wrote letters to our Congressional and Senate representatives, urging them to protect and expand DACA. The following letter is from Chase Barnes, a fifth grade student at CSA.
Dear Miss Watson-Coleman,
Hello my name is Chase Barnes. I am 10 years of age. I attend Christina Seix Academy in Trenton, New Jersey. I live in Willingboro, New Jersey. I am writing this letter to get you to support DACA.
The DACA program provides jobs and helps undocumented immigrants build a life and career in the United States. Hillary Clinton supports DACA because it helps others and it will make the country more diverse. President Trump believes if you’re not documented you don’t belong. I believe that DACA should stay because it’s not fair if countries get banned to come into the U.S. because not everyone is bad. Many people will also lose huge opportunities because they are undocumented and I don’t think we should keep stripping things away from them.
I am concerned that America will lose a large population. I also think that we would lose our culture and not as many people will want to come the United States. I believe that it’s a problem if people don’t come to this country. Most people have different races of friends and it wouldn’t be fair to take their friends away from them. I also think we wouldn’t be able to live up to our potential as the land of the free. I also think families will be broken apart and it unfortunately would lead to orphans.
I think a great compromise would be make a more detailed background check to make sure people are safe. I also think that a new background check will allow less terrorists into the U.S. I also think we should physically check them like ask questions about; family, intent, and purpose. These are some things I came up with. Will you please negotiate or bring these up in the next conversation about DACA. This is why I think you should support DACA.
Chase Barnes (Si se puede!)