800,000 Dreamers on the Edge of Being Sent Back to a Country They Do Not Know

by audreynoiseux on September 7, 2017 - 1:29pm

Published on Al Jazeera English website by Al Jazeera and news agencies, on September 6th, the article “US reacts to Trump's move to scrap the DACA programme” sums up the reactions to Trump government’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Many important American figures such as CEOs of Apple, Microsoft and Facebook, and the former US president Barack Obama condemned the decision on their social media accounts. Within the Republican Party itself, some members, such as John McCain, senator, did not agree with the approach of the Trump’s administration regarding DACA, and suggested that both sides should “compromise on immigration reform”. Protests were also seen throughout the country, where some of DACA recipients got arrested. However, the article also mentions that the decision is supported by Trump’s closest allies. They reported that the programme itself was unconstitutional, as former US president Obama had “bypassed the Congress and created DACA through an executive order”.


Al Jazeera is partly financed by the ruling family of Qatar, therefore owned by its government. According to the Media Bias/Fact Check website, the network is known for using factual information, usually trustworthy, although it likes to include appealing words favouring the political left wing. It is known for being very low biased about American news. Al Jazeera is therefore a reliable source for this topic, since the news is happening in the United States and because of their fact based information use. However, if the news was concerning either Qatar, Egypt or Saudi Arabia, one might want to investigate further before trusting word for word the media. It is known to have a pro-Qatari bias, according to  Media Bias/Fact Check. In addition, BBC News pointed out that, in Egypt, three journalists working for Al Jazeera have been condemned to prison, while in Saudi Arabia, the last time the network had criticized the “peace plan for the Israel-Palestinian conflict, [Saudia Arabia] recalled its ambassador from Qatar” for a period of six years. Therefore they might be biased when reporting events happening in those countries.


I find your article quite relevant and interesting as my godmother works for the YMCA who actually helped some of these immigrants as they entered Canada recently. As your article peeked my interest, I researched more about the topic and found more information (http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/04/politics/daca-dreamers-immigration-program...) I thought you’d enjoy reading about on the well-reputed site CNN news (http://www.businessinsider.com/most-and-least-trusted-news-outlets-in-am...).

I believe you hit the nail right on the head with this article, Audrey. There is an overwhelming amount of Americans who depend on this program for their survival. Sending them back to a nation that is unknown to them is not only wrong, it also cruel and totally unprecedented. I thought you would perhaps be interested in knowing about the opinion of one of the most prominent inactive politicians of our time, Barack Obama. Here's the link to his comments on the DACA repeal: https://www.facebook.com/barackobama/posts/10155227588436749
I also believe that this video from Vox could help you complement the article but apart from that, amazing writing style and very good overlook of the problem: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UzYDqQDNFzc

I think your article is very well structured and explains very well the situation regarding DACA as well as Trump's actions. Only what you might not know is that that idea is not only supported by his closest allies, but also by some of his "enemies". In fact, Trump was getting some pressure to meet his promises to the country which included the removal of DACA by September fifth or else a group of attorney from Texas would sue him for not keeping his electoral promise. Not only that but the Democrats also want to sue to not let Trump abolish DACA by using his own racists statements towards Mexicans, which to them are hateful and by that he wouldn't be able to abolish DACA without it being a hateful crime. You can find more about this matter on CNN which will strengthen your article by giving more facts implicating DACA and Trump's situation. Follow this link for more information: http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/06/politics/daca-trump-states-lawsuits/index.....

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