Article #2 Final

November 8, 2017

The Local Discussion of the Rescindment of DACA

On September 5th, president Donald Trump announced his intentions to rescind Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).

DACA was implemented in August 2012 through an executive order by  former president Barack Obama. DACA was implemented to protect illegal immigrant children. It provided the opportunity of legal  study and  work.

The rescinding of DACA has created nationwide discussion. At Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa the Spanish Club recently organized an informative event on campus.

The Morningside College Spanish Club sought to enlighten individuals around campus of the implications of Differed Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) going away.

Evelyn Hernandez, the president of Spanish club implied that young adults getting deported on the west coast may not be newsworthy to college students in the Midwest.

Hernandez believes it is the duty of the club to bring about awareness. “Our goal is to inform people about DACA and the repercussions’ of the abolishment.”

Veronica Mullen, a member of the Spanish club reinforced Hernandez’ views. “They [the Morningside community] know what DACA stand for but no the details per say. We are definitely trying to raise awareness due to the current political environment and let the community know that we can do something about”

The Spanish club is attempting to create a call to action. The current goal of the club is to get students to contact their senate representative.

Mullen said that, “most students are willing to contact their representatives and let them know the support DACA.”

Aaron Montanez, a student at Morningside College and a native of California believes that college students in general care about social and political issues. He also believe that the rescindment of DACA doesn’t “hit home” in Sioux City, Iowa.

“Honestly I can’t speak for midwesterners. I haven’t seen much of a reaction either for or against.  Students at the college, at least those I know, seem to care and be mad; but I feel like that’s a pretty common consensus amongst college students.”

Montanez explains that the social climate California is more skittish in regards to the rescindment of DACA.

“Friends and family are jumpy and on edge. We all know someone who is being threatened. People are scared and  mad.  It’s almost like the old west or something.”


One Response to “Article #2 Final”

  1.   fuglsang said:

    Is this a revision?

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