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  1. Apr 2016
    1. In the last three months of 2015, when illegal border crossings typically drop, the border patrol detained 21,469 Central Americans traveling as a family. That's nearly triple the 2014 numbers during the same period, according to the latest Border and Customs Protection data. Meanwhile, the number of children traveling alone more than doubled to 17,370.

      Consequence of DACA?

    1. Justice William Brennan ruled that this denial constituted a violation of the equal protection clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.

      All children have the right to a free education

    1. The center's report is based on 2012 data from the Census Bureau's Survey of Income and Program Participation. It includes immigrants who have become naturalized citizens, legal permanent residents, those on short-term visas and undocumented immigrants.

      it includes all immigrants

    2. Chavez, president of the Becoming American Institute, a conservative group that advocates for higher levels of legal immigration to reduce illegal immigration, said politicians should be careful about using the data. Rather than focus on the fact that immigrants are initially more dependent on welfare than the U.S.-born, she said they should focus on studies that show what happens to the children of those immigrants.


    3. Chavez said today's immigrants, like all other immigrant waves in the country's history, start off poorer and have lower levels of education, making it unfair to compare their welfare use to the long-established native-born population. She said immigrants have larger households, making it more likely that one person in that household will receive some kind of welfare benefit. And she said many benefits counted in the study are going to U.S.-born children of immigrants, skewing the findings even more."When you take all of

      use this quote

    4. Linda Chavez agrees with Camarota that the country's welfare system is too large and too costly. But Chavez, a self-professed conservative who worked in President Reagan's administration, said it's irresponsible to say immigrants are taking advantage of the country's welfare system any more than native-born Americans

      use as rebuttal quote

    5. "This should not be understood as some kind of defect or moral failing on the part of immigrants," Camarota said about the findings. "Rather, what it represents is a system that allows a lot of less-educated immigrants to settle in the country, who then earn modest wages and are eligible for a very generous welfare system."

      wil use this quote

    6. Republican candidates focus on changing the nation's immigration laws, from calls for mass deportations to ending birthright citizenship.

      Regardless immigrants contribute to welfare as they pay taxes for common goods and if they get paid through check.

    7. Those numbers increase for households with children, with 76% of immigrant-led households receiving welfare, compared to 52% for the native-born.

      76% usually immigrants dont get paid well to pay for many family expenses.

    8. About 51% of immigrant-led households receive at least one kind of welfare benefit, including Medicaid, food stamps, school lunches and housing assistance, compared to 30% for native-led households, according to the report from the Center for Immigration Studies, a group that advocates for lower levels of immigration.

      yes it is a bigger number but it is because these households do not make as much money or the one adult households are not compared.

    1. Paul RyanPaul RyanRyan: Wis. primary could change tide in GOP race Trump had one thing right about abortion Trump sued over violence at rally MORE (R-Wis.) to file a brief on the legality of the president’s actions. Ryan reportedly said the president is “not permitted to write law — only Congress is.”

      executive orders are part of the United States government

    2. Because the government argues that the programs serve as guidance for the Department of Homeland Security on which immigrants to deport

      Daca is a strict program that does not allow any individual with any sort of traffic or criminal record to apply.

    3. The states argue the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA) and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) programs would increase their costs for healthcare, law enforcement and education. Texas specifically claims it would be financially burdened by having to issue more drivers’ licenses, which is now a state-subsidized benefit.

      This is ridiculous as DACA students only benefit is a work permit therefore they contribute to the economy.

  2. Mar 2016
    1. “We felt that it was absolutely the right thing to do to increase diversity” in the medical profession, said Geoff Young, senior director of student affairs and programs at the AAMC.

      yes DACA means diversity

    2. To ease the path for other DACA students, the Association of American Medical Colleges offered financial help with the application process. The common application used by most medical schools now includes a box where students can indicate their DACA status. The AAMC also trains medical schools and residency programs on DACA

      its very nice that everyone is trying to accommodate DACA

    3. . J got lucky midway through medical school, when California passed a law that let undocumented students get state aid and privately funded scholarship

      in many states DACA students are treated like international students making them pay more with no outside help

    4. But until DACA was enacted, California didn’t allow undocumented immigrants to get driver’s licenses. That made it difficult for J to reach training sites.

      J still tried to survive without DACA

    5. J was inspired to pursue a career in medicine because of her parents’ experiences. Her mother, a nurse in their native Mexico, moved the family to the US to seek better health care when she fell ill. J was only 8 years old at the time. Watching her parents struggle to get care without insurance or documentation whetted her appetite for knowledge and ignited a desire to serve communities with little access to health care.

      great story

    6. But J persevered: “When someone tells me I can’t have something, it makes me want it even more,” she said


    7. J actually enrolled in medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles in 2011, the year before DACA took effect. She said her undergraduate advisors at Harvard discouraged her from applying because they saw no future for her: They doubted she would be able to land a residency — and without a residency, she would not be eligible to get her medical license to practice in the US.

      I like J's story of discouragement it is great to use for my point

    8. In 2014, just 26 students with DACA status applied to medical school. This year, 112 did, according to the Association of American Medical Colleges.

      this is an outstanding growth that should be celebrated

    9. “There is a national emergency of talents being wasted,” said Mark Kuczewski, a professor of medical ethics at Loyola.

      Great quote

    10. . Today, 61 out of 145 accredited medical schools in the United States will accept applications from DACA applicants. One of the first to open its doors to DACA students was the Stritch School of Medicine at Loyola University Chicago.

      a strict very hard school will accept DACA why not everyone else. these students are willing to pay out of their pockets with not so much federal help

    11. “All of this stuff can just disappear,” said one fourth-year medical student, who asked to be identified only by an initial, J, to protect family members who still face the threat of deportation. “The world that we live in, at this point in time, seems really uncertain.”

      just uncertain about everything nothing is clear

    1. In any event, the record is clear that many of the undocumented children disabled by this classification will remain in this country indefinitely, and that some will become lawful residents or citizens of the United States.

      what DACA student want

    2. If the State is to deny a discrete group of innocent children the free public education that it offers to other children residing within its borders, that denial must be justified by a showing that it furthers some substantial state interest. No such showing was made here. Accordingly, the judgment of the Court of Appeals in each of these cases is

      just immoral to deny an education to anyone.

    3. Appellants argue at the outset that undocumented aliens, because of their immigration status, are not "persons within the jurisdiction"

      to say that an immigrant is not a person is one of the most arrogant comments I have heard

    4. terrible times this was after the brown vs board case why did they decide to segregate immigrant children?

    5. But despite the existence of these legal restrictions, a substantial number of persons have succeeded in unlawfully entering the United States, and now live within various States, including the State of Texas.

      i have to admit it is wrong that immigrants knowingly aware of the laws still migrate but sometimes they are fleeing for various reasons that should be taken into consideration.

    6. Since the late 19th century, the United States has restricted immigration into this country.

      it has been going on for awhile

    1. The only certain thing about the immigration debate is that it will continue to be one of the most visible issues in the United States for many years to come, especially because millions of immigrants continue to enter the country each year.

      immigration in the US is never ending

    2. executive order or not president Obama took action and started the Dream Act.

    3. The most contested parts of the bill by these groups were the criminalization of undocumented immigrants and any individual that helped them stay in the United States.

      I must have been in jail at the age of 8 then

    4. n addition, some find that when examining all levels of government together (federal, state, and local), immigrants actually generate more revenue in taxes paid than they take out in social services received. However, examining the different levels of government reveals that immigrants are sometimes the greatest fiscal drain on the local governments compared to federal and state governments.

      point proven that immigrants do pay taxes.

    5. More specifically, they argue that increased numbers of immigrant workers increase unemployment and decrease wages of native workers. In this view, immigrants increase unemployment because they take away jobs from native U.S. workers and decrease wages because they are highly concentrated in low-wage occupations.

      well they have no other choice right?

    6. The two opposing views on immigration center arise from a fundamental disagreement on the possible effects of immigration on U.S. society. One of the main points of contention is the effect of immigration on the nation's economic growth and prosperity

      does immigration help or hurt the economy?

    7. , especially concerning the use of such public services as Medicare and the ability to work in the United States

      human necessities

    8. There are several large and controversial organizations that promote heavy restrictions on immigration; one of the biggest is the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), and another is the Minutemen Project. Both of these groups are vocal about their opposition to immigration and have a special focus on stopping undocumented immigration.


    9. one believes in heavy restrictions on immigration and the other believes in fewer restrictions on immigration.

      never ending debate.

    1. Since the late 19th century, the United States has restricted immigration into this country.


    1. For high achieving undocumented students, there is hope when it comes to being able to afford the cost of college, especially those who have their sights set on the Ivy League. Both Harvard and Stanford University offer full ride scholarships to undocumented students. Although it's a controversial choice, it does mean that undocumented students who do well enough to be admitted to some of the top schools in the nation might not have to worry about how they're going to pay for it all.

      this is great!

    2. Organizations including the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund, the United Negro College Fund, and the Salvadoran American Leadership and Educational Fund provide financial assistance to undocumented students. Additionally, schools themselves may offer Financial Aid to undocumented students, as higher learning institutions are able to set their own relevant policies.

      educators and other individuals see potential so this must mean something

    3. In 13 states, undocumented graduates of state high schools are allowed to pay in-state tuition at colleges and universities. The states base eligibility on state school attendance and graduation. These states are as follows: Texas, Connecticut, California, Utah, Washington, New York, Oklahoma, Illinois, Kansas, Maryland, Rhode Island, Nebraska, and New Mexico. With this legislation, undocumented students can save thousands on their tuition, making it easier to attend college.

      only 13 out of 50 ?

    4. According to the UCLA Labor Center, only five to 10% make it to college due to a lack of available Financial Aid. Even among undocumented students who have attended college, problems abound; many see family members deported, some have to drop out of school because they can't afford it, others have to put their education on hold to find work, and some even experience workplace raids by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, all of which can severely complicate completing a college degree.

      these students' only focus should be school but this is not the case.

    5. About 80,000 undocumented immigrants turn 18 every year, but of those, 16 to 20% of them will not graduate. Presumably, undocumented students do not see the value in a high school degree when they are not able to legally work, and may not be able to get grants or even attend college.

      this is so sad

    6. lthough many are quick to assume that undocumented means illegal, undocumented students can be in a number of different situations. Some have applied for permanent residence or another type of status, but are still awaiting approval. Others have cases pending in either Immigration or Federal Courts, a process that can take several years to complete. In some extreme cases, even US citizens may be undocumented, due to issues with proof of their citizenship.

      this is very true some people need to be educated on the subject before commenting on a student.

    7. Study abroad, trips with friends, and even transferring to a new school can be incredibly difficult for undocumented students. Additionally, some programs or careers require that students are legal citizens, including teacher certification and nurse registration. The undocumented do not have the opportunity to pursue these careers due to their status.

      same knowledge less opportunities

    8. Plyler v. Doe in 1982 included several points that help undocumented students in school. Through this law, schools must provide an equal education to all children, including the undocumented. In fact, they can't even ask for documentation of a child's immigration status, and schools can't use Social Security numbers as a prerequisite for enrollment.

      this is great but it does not cover college. how will students get ahead

    9. As undocumented youth are often brought into the US at a very young age, they may have no recollection of actually immigrating, and typically, no understanding of any legal arrangements that may have been made. In fact, some students have no idea that they are not legal US citizens until their late teens, when they apply for federal Financial Aid or begin looking for a job. This surprise can be devastating, as they are not able to pursue the college and career choices they may have been working toward.

      these is a continued fact that I have come up into in most of my sources.

    1. "There are thousands of students just like me who did not choose to come to the United States, but who have worked so hard to make something out of themselves," she announced last summer during a rally in Washington, D.C., where she lobbied legislators on behalf of 65 million undocumented high school students.

      great quote will use

    2. With top grades, she was accepted into UCLA. But to apply for federal scholarships, she needed a Social Security number — something she didn't have.

      so tragic

    3. Her story began in Lima, Peru, where she was born. In the aftermath of the Shining Path terrorism, her parents moved the family to California in 1996

      most families flee their country of origin for freedom or safety reasons

    4. Sofia says that hate is a powerful reason for undocumented youth to speak out and share their stories.

      it is

    5. "That hateful language, you know, like 'illegal, alien, wetback, leach,'" she says, recalling opponents. "People were talking about my brother, my sister, my mom, my dad. How can these people, who don't know me at all, who don't know the love that exists within my family, how can you be just so hateful?"

      Sofia shares her story to open up to her critics because as she states they don't know her or what circumstances she has undergone.

    6. United We Dream — a national network of youth-led immigrant organizations. She's part of an outspoken generation of activists who've lobbied lawmakers, Democrats and Republicans alike, for changes in immigration policy. This year, their movement scored a victory with Presid

      Thanks to Sofia and her organization DACA came to be legalized

    7. Unlike many undocumented immigrants, Sofia Campos is not afraid to give her real name.

      Immigrants have been described as criminals but in reality they are individuals that usually keep a low status lifestyle to work hard.

    1. In September 2010, congressional Democrats added the DREAM Act to the 2011 National Defense Authorization Act. However, progress on the legislation, which traditionally passes with bipartisan support, was blocked by Senate Republicans, who opposed the inclusion of the DREAM Act in the defense bill.

      Most conservative republicans have shown disagreement.

    2. Human rights and educational advocacy organizations have developed strategies that allow for the accommodation of these students in private and public colleges and universities by raising scholarship money for students in this situation.

      most educators support DACA because they have seen the potential.

    3. pponents contend that passing the DREAM Act is tantamount to amnesty for the undocumented and rewards children and parents who entered the country illegally and could serve as a magnet to attract the illegal migration of additional people. Despite this opposition, Texas became the first state to allow undocumented students to pay in-state tuition fees; since then, 10 other states (California, Utah, Washington, New York, Oklahoma, Illinois, Kansas, New Mexico, Nebraska, and Wisconsin) have followed suit.

      that is a fear that the US has but the border is already very secure. Illinois has students pay in state tuition unlike Indiana where DACA students have to pay out of state or international tuition

    4. e DREAM Act would allow for these students to attend colleges and universities and apply for grants and student loans, and once degreed, could obtain jobs and contribute to the U.S. economy.

      DACA students want to contribute to this country they are not taking anything away.

    5. Several report that they only speak English and could not function as adults in their country of origin.

      this reminds me of a report I saw on the news about a mass Mexican deportation in the 30's there were even US citizens deported at the time, but could not function in Mexico

    6. Anecdotal evidence indicates that in some instances children arrived in the United States when they were days, weeks, or months old in some cases.

      this should really be taken into consideration

    7. These students found themselves socialized and educated in the United States and can be classified as de facto U.S. citizens because they have no ties to their home country save the fact that they were born there.

      like this quote its true in many cases!

    8. students did not have a social security number and permanent residency precluded them from applying for financial aid or student loans.

      Although they now have a DACA they are unable to apply in state or federal institution otherwise ruled by the state.

    9. The Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act was first introduced in Congress in 2001 in response to more than 65,000 children and young adults in the United States who were in the country without the benefit of proper documentation and not able to enroll in institutions of higher learning.

      These students just want to study, they know they are illegal but they wish to keep studying in the country where they have socially and educationally grown up in.

    1. But Rubio and other Republicans have blamed the policy in part for the current border crisis, and argued it must be disbanded

      there is this sense of hypocrisy in Rubio as he has stated that his parents were Cuban refugees. This has been questioned since his parents arrived 2 years prior to the first wave of Cuban immigrants.

    2. Lawmakers have been vague on what should happen to the undocumented young people who are eligible for DACA. Cruz's bill would apply to future relief. Rubio said relief should not be given out in the future, meaning current DACA recipients could keep their temporary status

      I don't understand why current DACA recipients will not have future relief. Overall the DACA process is very time consuming as well as expensive.

    3. Last month, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) was joined by 32 House Republicans in calling on Obama to end DACA. Issa's letter accuses Obama of selectively enforcing the law, and says "DACA rewards families and individuals who have broken our laws, further encouraging others to seek similar benefits."

      Yes, the law was broken but laws are not always reasonable or humanistic--- Opposing

    4. All 24 Republican House members and both senators in the Texas congressional delegation sent a letter to Obama on Thursday that called on him to suspend efforts to expand deportation relief. "Your Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Executive Order has shielded over half a million illegal immigrants from current law," the letter reads. "And it has sent the regrettable message that illegal immigration will not be punished in the United States."

      an argument that is not backed up by opposing side.

    5. "Without President Obama’s campaign promise of amnesty we would not have the tens of thousands of unaccompanied alien children crossing our southern border, and we would have one less crisis for the country to confront," Inhofe said in a statement.

      Aliens?? this has been going on for years DACA is not the purpose of this.

    6. In announcing his support for the Cruz measure on Thursday, Inhofe said DACA "is enticing families to send their young children on the dangerous journey to the U.S-Mexico border, exposing them to treacherous and often times deadly conditions.

      Cruz supporters have said this is the main cause of child immigration which is not entirely true since children and families have immigrated into the US for religious freedom and overall to improve their lifestyle.

    7. "Because the recent wave from Central America spiked after DACA was announced, it is in our interest to wind down this program," Rubio said in the statement. "If you are not currently in it, you should not be eligible for it."

      DACA might have encouraged the believe it should border crisis but I don't it should be disbanded.

    8. who entered the country as children before June 15, 2007, to apply for temporary authorization to stay and work legally.

      Initially the program was temporary but it has been a great success I think it should be expanded.

    9. New immigrants aren't eligible for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA,

      The opposing side has argued that DACA welcomes immigrants to come in to the US illegaly but DACA is only granted to a few childhood arrivals that came before 2007.

    10. more than 550,000 undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children, an action that would restart deportations of young people who have lived here for years.

      the sole purpose of DACA is to end cruel deportations of teens.

    1. Young Lives on Hold, about 65,000 undocumented students graduate from U.S. high schools every year. When they aspire to go to college along with their peers, their undocumented status becomes a major hindrance.

      the students see no difference as to their dream schools unfortunately everyone else wants to limit them.

    2. many undocumented students are really just victims of circumstances beyond their control.

      as underage the students had to follow their parents when they migrated.

    3. According to the National Immigration Law Center, undocumented students are defined as foreign nationals who entered the U.S.: Without inspection With fraudulent documents Legally as nonimmigrants, who then violated the terms of their status by letting their Visas expire

      people cannot be humanist about the subject, they see nothing beyond immigrant.

    1. Children who are living in this country have a right to a public education, regardless of their immigration status. But for many educators it's also more than a legal obligation, it's the moral thing to do.

      education is a right that should not be denied to any one.

    2. Many of the new arrivals don't speak much English and are behind academically. They often come with scars, having fled desperate poverty or violence or both. Many endured difficult journeys, sometimes leaving their families behind or rejoining parents in the United States after years of separation.

      The main purpose for DACA is to rescue these children from their violent past and as a promise of a bright future.

    1. A sweeping study of undocumented students across the country conducted by the University of California, Los Angeles, found that 35% of college-age students with DACA reported anxiety rates above the clinical cut-off rate.

      Normal anxiety plus added anxiety of immigrant status.

    2. Still, those recipients account for just a fraction of the estimated 1.1 million DREAMers who likely qualify.

      it is a pity that some students are not using DACA for fear of prejudiced.

    3.  More than 664,000 undocumented immigrants have received DACA benefits since the program began, with another 244,000 who have renewed their deferred

      More statistics

    4. In his research last year, Gonzales found that 60% of DACA recipients found a new job, while 45% were able to see higher wages.

      DACA students are not slums statistics state they are taking advantage of the situation.

    5. , granting temporary documentation to young DREAMers and allowing them to work aboveboard opens new doors beyond the security of knowing they will not be deporte

      It is a relief not thinking about deportation but also uncertain

    6. . Since then, those DREAMers have dramatically reshaped the immigration debate, seen their political clout explode and become ingrained in American culture.

      Future political minds.

    1. But at beginning, I was so scared. I was really praying every day, and I was trying to stop her. But she didn't. Now, I know that she was right, and I was wron

      lol mom

    2. "While there were adults doing it, no one quite was able to put the kind of fire and bring the kind of attention to the plight of the immigrant community as they were," Gutierrez says.

      We are young and the future!

    3. "There are thousands of students just like me who did not choose to come to the United States, but who have worked so hard to make something out of themselves,"

      We work with what we have, we did not have a choice but we pay the consequences

    4. Last year, after the California Dream Act was signed into law, Sofia and other student activists began fighting for a Federal Dream Act.

      It did not stop there, it wont stop now

    5. It took her five years, but Sofia graduated with a double major in international developmental studies and political science.

      her perseverance is so inspiring her family must be very proud.

    6. At that point, Sofia says her mother revealed to her the family's secret: They had overstayed their tourist visas

      Its true that some parents do not share the news to the students, so they don't feel different

    7. Sofia says that hate is a powerful reason for undocumented youth to speak out and share their stories.

      I will not fight an old hateful lady or man one day but I will kindly inform them that beyond an immigrant I am a human just like them.

    8. "That hateful language, you know, like 'illegal, alien, wetback, leach,'" she says, recalling opponents. "People were talking about my brother, my sister, my mom, my dad. How can these people, who don't know me at all, who don't know the love that exists within my family, how can you be just so hateful?"

      Blow off the haters! Some people think they know so much about immigration but they do not live it!

    9. he 22-year-old is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles, and heads United We Dream — a national network of youth-led immigrant organizations. She's part of an outspoken generation of activists who've lobbied lawmakers, Democrats and Republicans alike, for changes in immigration policy

      such and inspiration, her intelligence and bravery helped so many

    10. And whether Sisa's other dreams come true — of ultimately becoming a citizen and one day voting herself — could be determined by who wins the White House in 2016.

      hopeful its a democrat

    11. "What the DREAMer movement has done, the way they have organized themselves proves them to be enormously effective political organizers," Johnson said. "They are good at what they do."

      They really are!

    12. Praeli said there is "nothing more beautiful or powerful" than finally being recognized by the country she calls home.

      love this statement I will use it in my paper

    13. Republican governors blocked the program in the court.

      Its a never ending war!

    14. DREAMer activists Erika Andiola, 28, and Cesar Vargas, 32, head Latino strategic outreach for Bernie Sanders. They are co-founders of the Dream Action Coalition and have been at the forefront of DREAMer issues in their respective home states of Arizona and New York. They joined the campaign this fall and helped craft Sanders' position on immigration.

      DACA is here to stay even if some Republicans come by to try to scare it off.

    15. The term "DREAMers" was coined as a way to describe the immigrant youth who would have benefited from the bill. DREAMers came out of the shadows, told their stories, traveled to Washington, D.C, and engaged in acts of civil disobedience.

      it will be a pity if this had to come to an end do to the work it had been given

    16. "The way that I see it is, I am one person and I can't vote, but if I get 10 people to vote that means a lot more than my vote alone, whenever I can vote," Sisa sai

      love the statement, she wants to be heard so she looks for a way.

    17. "Somebody can drag me out of my chemistry class at 10 a.m. and deport me," Park says. "That is a real possibility, and it's scary, you know."

      It is a possibility every DACA student should take into consideration and a distraction while in school.

    18. He notes that the temporary work permits they receive through DACA have allowed many to stop working under the table.

      We could work just like anyone else thus helping us save for college.

    19. Garcia is by no means the only one who has taken on more responsibility in the family since DACA.

      DACA is beneficial is so many ways we could help or families more with such a great program.

    20. (There's also a lawsuit against an expansion Obama planned to make to the DACA program that has been appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court.)

      DACA has many people skeptical this is why I wish to inform the public to state that it should not be eliminated.

    21. and since it was instituted, it has temporarily protected almost 700,000 people from deportation

      The numbers should be taken into consideration so DACA does not end

    1. We must provide equitable postsecondary educational opportunities for undocumented children. And as we wait on public policy to match up with the depth of our moral imagination, we must not remain silent either in our words or our actions. We must do our part in our workplace, in our religious institutions, and in our communities to close the chasm between the ambitions of undocumented youth and the opportunities they need to actualize those ambitions.

      The community should help because there are so many talented students that can be a help to Americans in the future.

    2. Equally important, what does our country lose - in both human and moral capital - when we postpone or completely blunt the dreams of our undocumented youth?

      this statement makes so much sense. This students have learned in american school but America has blocked them thus making them lose capital

    3. - that Jessica is legally barred from due to a decision she had no choice in making.

      Most immigrant students migrated against their will, it was not their choice to make but they must live with the consequences

    4. By the end of this semester, she will have earned over 50 college credit hours. Jessica remains involved at her school as a member of Student Government and the Year Book Club, while working to better her community as part of a youth group focused on increasing the voice and feedback of young people in the city's decision-making processes.

      Students like Jessica are the reason why I wish to write this paper. I want to inform everyone why DACA can make a difference in a student's life, also it is such a great program but needs improvement.

    5. Jessica grew silent. Her countenance shifted in phases, quickly moving from shock to discomfort before finally settling on a hybrid between disappointment and embarrassment.

      Yes it is unfortunate DACA students cannot apply for federal aid, but we are still hopeful.

    6. children who have spent most of their lives living, playing, and learning in the United States.

      I can personally connect to this. Yes I was born in Mexico but I was raised here in the US.

    1. The US government monitors her husband's movements through an ankle bracelet - a Department of Homeland Security alternative to the detention of women and children. The family now awaits hearings before an immigration judge.

      It is true that they came here illegally but they should have some other way to monitor other than this.

    2. When mothers and their children first began reaching the border in large numbers, many were released into the community. As the numbers soared, the government began to detain families longer and deport them faster, a strategy that has come under scrutiny in and out of court.

      this point can be used against my argument.

    3. This is a great point to make in my paper, these children are not migrated because they simply want to they want to escape the violence in their country.

    4. Thanks to DACA many illegal immigrant children can be safe from human traffickers that have lured them b lying and telling them they have no rights.

  3. Feb 2016
    1. What the hell am I (and who the hell cares)?

      Neko Case is an rock artist, in this essay she talks about the importance of feeling equal in the music industry and any other workforce. Playboy.com tweeted about her stating that she was the ideal "woman in rock", instead of accepting this tweet as a compliment Neko takes it as an offensive discriminatory statement because as she sates she is an artist first than a woman.

    2. It’s surreal, but I’m proud of us. We don’t fuck people to get what we need. I hardly go home, I don’t have much of a life, but that’s my choice. It’s a sometimes dysfunctional, but feminist victory nonetheless. My reluctance to speak about my role as a “woman in rock” has been more about pointing out my work ethic than my niche vagina

      Neko does not want people to see her as a "woman in rock" but as a talented rock artist that she is

    3. HUMANS! There isn’t one core group that sticks out, I found: it seems to be a bunch of self-aware folks, mostly women, some in clumps and some alone, who (to whatever extremes) think everyone should get their fair shake.

      Feminist only want fair share of what we are originally granted unlike how the anti-feminists have depicted.

    4. It’s akin to using the word “lion” for all lions, female and male; not strange at all. It makes sense and there’s no need to worry about political correctness or leaving people out. We can just omit extraneous “Mizz” and “Sirs” and whatnot. In the eyes of the law and the universe, we are “men”. This is not practical at the doctor when getting a physical and other biological exams per se, but it works for most things.

      I understand Neko's point in here. It reminds me of an article I once read about Sweden using the word "buddies" instead of boys and girls

    1. Awards & Acclaim Submissions Contact Us Advertising DonateGive NowWhy Give? How to Give Why Give? How to Give Store Bad Feminist By Roxane Gay

      This essay gives specific detail about how a feminist should act in society. Some feminists are afraid to be labeled as feminist because of what society has them for. In an outside article I read about the word itself being intimidating since it has the stem of fem meaning female.

    1. What No O

      At the beginning of the essay the author states her voice and stand on feminism. She defends feminist by stating they are not man haters but simply seek equality between both genders. The use of diction she uses entertains the reader, which takes a different route when talking about such a controversial conflict that is feminism.

    1. Oh wow, women get to be lawyers,’ but that men get to be casualized clerks.”

      Reason why I want to become an attorney. I'm rebelling to society and stating that anyone can achieve their goals if they push themselves hard enough.

    2. only 12 percent of the jobs lost during the recession, while men have regained 63 percent of the jobs they lost

      An argument that may be brought out is that men are "usually" head of a household. Note the emphasis on usually because if I should mention there are single mothers out there that work hard every day to provide for their families and are not being paid equally for their sacrifice.

    3. “While we all worry about the glass ceiling, there are millions of women standing in the basement—and the basement is flooding.”

      True, as women we should help each other find equality.

    4. Female-dominated sectors such as retail sales, food service, and home health care are some of the fastest-growing fields in the new economy, and even in those fields, women earn less;

      It would make sense since it is a female dominant job to make the same amount of money as males or more.

    1. Very interesting way to start the essay caught my attention. I was confused at first but later caught on.

  4. Jan 2016
    1. All feminists are angry instead of passionate.

      Wrong perception of feminists that society has.

    2. “You’re some kind of feminist, aren’t you?” His tone made it clear that to be a feminist was undesirable. I was not being a good woman. I remained silent, stewing. I thought, “Isn’t it obvious I am a feminist, albeit not a very good one?”

      This reminds me of my Disney history project I did last year, one of the con's of Disney were the Disney princesses stories. Each story has a quiet younger, obedient girl who happens to fall in love with a powerful man(exception in Aladdin).

    3. We see this tension in socially dictated beauty standards—the right way to be a woman is to be thin, to wear make up, to wear the right kind of clothes (not too slutty, not too prude, show a little leg, ladies

      People have the right to be who they want to be. clothing and makeup are ways to express through these techniques. For example, I know of dome girls that feel uncomfortable not wearing any makeup on because they feel like they will be judged as not caring.

    1. Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton who were all, "Heeeeeey bros, we were thinking that maybe if you're not busy we could get the right to vote and stuff please maybe?" Then they proceeded to righteously fuck shit up until the ratification of the 19th amendment in 1920, which gave American women the vote

      I like how the author using her voice throughout the essay, she also does not forget to add actual facts but in an interesting way.

    2. To deny these things makes you, at worst, a bad person who hates women, including but not limited to: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Jennifer Garner, Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Lopez, your mother, Jennifer Lopez's mother, Jennifer Garner's Aunt Marcy, Michelle Obama, Ellen DeGeneres, Cher, Julie Andrews, Kim Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian, Kraken Kardashian, Karphone Kardashian, Kickball Kardashian, Kornkob Kardashian, and THE VIRGIN FUCKING MARY. At best, it makes you a complacent idiot

      As a reader I enjoyed the humor in this, the Virgin Mary part added the last touch.

    3. If you are a person alive in the world, other people, both men and women, have told you that all feminists are hairy, reactionary, undersexed, man-hating bitches who need to quit cryin' (because we have suffrage now! And Roombas!)

      I guess society is afraid of what an organized group of people that are encouraged to speak their opinion about femininity so they are given a terrible description.

    1. uture always seems like something that is going to happen rather than something that is happening;

      This is true we are part of a millennial era but it seems like we are not as futuristic as previous generations would have imagined.

    2. cognitive dissonance between changing-reality-as-experienced and change as imagined

      We really do not have a mental capability to see the future.

    1. He,smokesMarlboro100'sbutwearsacapthatsays"Winston.

      I don't understand why he is comparing a cigarette brand to what his hat says?

    2. bright-yellowpopcornthatstinksofsalt;

      captivating how he says the popcorn "stinks of salt". Surprises the reader by switching the sense of taste to smell.