Undocumented Children Research Paper

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Francis Villalta Blythe Nobleman ENC1102 3 October 2014 [pic] Is the United Sates still The Land of The Free and Opportunity? Can you imagine living in fear and hiding? This is the life of millions of undocumented Americans living in the United States today. When we think of Unites States we think of the land of Freedom and equal Opportunity for all. We can say that immigrants shaped The United States. It’s well considered to be the melting pot of the world. Millions of undocumented Americans face the fear and agony of Deportation. Innocent children face the dilemma of being raised in a country that limits their dreams and future. My essay takes a look at the hardships and difficulties families face while being undocumented in the…show more content…
Over the last several years, an increasing numbers of undocumented children have made critical transitions into adulthood. The uncertainty of how to pay for education is one of the biggest concerns for undocumented students nowadays. Due to the congressional inactivity on immigration, many have been forced to put their lives on hold. In 2012 the Obama Administration implemented the DACA law this gives students hope DACA defers deportations from the U.S. for eligible undocumented young adults, and grants them access to renewable two-year work permits and Social Security Numbers. As of March 2014, 673,417 young people have applied to the program and 553,197 have been approved. While we can say DACA does not offer a certain pathway to legalization, it gives hope and the possibility of integration to mainstream…show more content…
Sources "Torn Apart by Immigration Enforcement: Parental Rights and Immigration Detention" by Women's Refugee Commission "Disappearing Parents: A Report on Immigration Enforcement and the Child Welfare System" by University of Arizona. Bacon Immigration Law and Policy Program "The Impact of Immigration Enforcement on Child Welfare" by First Focus Also https://www.raceforward.org/ Race Forward: The Center for Racial Justice Innovation was formerly known as the Applied Research Center (ARC). http://content.healthaffairs.org/content/33/5/840.full.pdf+html Assessing Health Care Services Used By California’s Undocumented Immigrant Population In 2010Health Aff May 2014 Jeffrey T. Kullgren. Restrictions on Undocumented Immigrants’ Access to Health Services: The Public Health Implications of Welfare Reform. American Journal of Public Health: October 2003, Vol. 93, No. 10, pp. 1630-1633. doi:
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