On September 5, 2017, the Trump administration announced end of DACA program that allowed young undocumented immigrants from other countries to stay in America. The program was actually introduced by Barack Obama’s administration in 2012 and its objective was to protect undocumented immigrants who migrated to the United States as children to remain in the country. This program has protected 800,000 people from deportation but with Trump’s decision to rescind it, livelihood and education of many people are at stake. The closure of this program will affect the young people in society today, silencing the dreamers of the United States.

Fear of deportation

People under DACA program who are already well-settled in the United States face an uphill battle as their status will change and they will become vulnerable to deportation. Many of them are already studying and working, contributing handsomely as active members of the society, working in IT sector and other well-renowned places. Some are studying at elite educational institutions. They will lose their jobs and as a result, they will have to start their careers afresh in their country of origin. Most of them are now part of the American culture and if they are forced to go back, it is not going to be very easy for them to adapt a new way of life.

Crushed American Dream

America has been known as the land of opportunity, not only for the natives but also for those who migrate to the country.

People dream big in the United States, especially children of immigrants and to achieve it, they work very hard from a very young age. They dream of becoming scientists, astronauts, businesspersons, doctors and engineers. After all, their parents bring them to the United States to give them a better life. If they are deported to their countries of origin which they probably do not even know about, they will have a very tough time bringing the broken pieces together.

Their dream will be crushed and so their souls; not only their dream, but also their parents.

The trump administration should reconsider DACA program for young immigrants living in the United States because their future is at crossroads. The decision may put their future at risk, as starting a new life in a different place could be very difficult for them. Moreover, the immigrants may face lack of opportunities in their countries of origin which may create miserable situation for them.