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News Comment #3

I chose to write my news comment this week on an article titled “Democrats Begin Legal Assault on Trump’s Move to End ‘Dreamer’ Program.” This article detailed the organization DACA that Trump is intending to disband beginning in May and the 16 Democratic attorneys general’s lawsuits that are being processed and threatened. DACA is an organization dedicated to protecting children who were brought into the states illegally. These children, if deported, would have nowhere to go because their only home ever is the United States. With the disbandment of DACA that Trump is proposing, thousands of children or illegal immigrants that came to the states as children and are now in the workforce and are paying taxes would be deported and left homeless . and without their families. These Democratic attorney¬†generals are fighting for the kids and the program put in place by Obama to protect them.

This story relates back to Morningside’s students and faculty based on the fact that we have students attending this college that are from 11 countries. Though all of these students are here legally and will not be deported based on this ban, it is still a major priority and an expectation of Morningside to be accepting of every individual that crosses our threshold, no matter their background, religion, age, or anything else. The end of DACA, as Trump is proposing, will be the example that will show that inclusion and acceptance are not all important and does not need to be tolerated. For this piece, the main audience would be everyone who is interested¬†in the progression of the case, whether or not they are for or against DACA.



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  3. fuglsang

    OK, Mari. Yes, international students are “safe” from being deported, but America’s new fascination with xenophobia and nationalism has made it difficult for universities to attract foreign students. Enrollment of international students is down nationwide. That will hurt us in the long run.

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