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Posts tagged as “DACA”

The state of our union is divided

On Tuesday, January 30th, President Trump gave his State of the Union Address. The president covered a range of topics from tax reform to health care to the unity of our government and our country. Overall, the president seemed very pleased with the progress he had made in his first…

“America first” should put Dreamers first

Just last week, the government shut down on the anniversary of Donald Trump’s first year in office. Democrats and Republicans could not come to an agreement regarding immigration, which kept them from passing a budget for the new year. After three days, Congress was able to come to pass a…

Office of Multicultural Student Life holds DACA conversation

On Monday, Sept. 18 Augustana students and staff gathered in the Brunner Theater Black Box to discuss DACA. The event was led by Vanessa Dominguez, a Junior double majoring in Political Science and Psychology, and Nicholas Martinez, a Junior double majoring Biology and Spanish. Both parties work for the Office…

Letter to the Editor: No human is illegal

When The Augustana Observer delved into the topic of DACA last week, seeing the terminology used in several articles was very discouraging. The term “illegal immigrant” is absolutely incorrect and is considered by many to be a racial slur. While the majority of DACA recipients are Latinx there is a significant…

The divided opinions on the DREAM Act: Be in America Legally

President Trump has caused a lot of controversy in his short 7 months in office. Rightly so, as a lot needed to change from Obama’s term to the new Republican politician. Currently, as of September, Trump’s newest cause for protest is his repealing of Obama’s executive order: Deferred Action for…

Trump ends DACA

On Tuesday, September 7, President Trump makes the decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, giving Congress six months to save or stop the Dreamers. Created under President Obama, DACA allows children who were brought to the U.S. illegally by their parents to apply for work permits,…

The divided opinions on the DREAM Act: Dreamers are Americans

On Tuesday, the Trump administration announced that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program would be rescinded. DACA was Barack Obama’s 2012 landmark immigration policy allowing undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children to work or attend school legally without constantly having to worry about deportation.…

Augustana's refusal to share info is good

Since Trump was elected, Augustana and numerous other colleges around the country have agreed not to release immigration information to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). This is a reaction to the fear that the person about to take the Oval Office has plans to make drastic (negative) changes to our immigration…