Thoughts of Immigrant Children on DACA Decision 2017

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“Let’s be clear: the action taken today isn’t required legally. It’s a political decision, and a moral question. Whatever concerns or complaints Americans may have about immigration in general, we shouldn’t threaten the future of this group of young people who are here through no fault of their own, who pose no threat, who are not taking away anything from the rest of us. They are that pitcher on our kid’s softball team, that first responder who helps out his community after a disaster, that cadet in ROTC who wants nothing more than to wear the uniform of the country that gave him a chance. Kicking them out won’t lower the unemployment rate, or lighten anyone’s taxes, or raise anybody’s wages.” – Barack Obama

Both Mia, whom you might know as one of my best friends, and I are daughters of immigrant parents. Both of us, thankfully, are U.S. citizens and do not have to worry about the effects of DACA on ourselves. I was brought to America legally in 2006, and Mia was privileged enough to be born in the “land of the free.”

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Social Media and Its Influence on Contemporary Politics

 

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In today’s society, most individuals are strictly reliant on social media and television when it comes to receiving any new information or news. This has been a common behavior throughout the last few decades, but it could be considered extremely prominent in the 2000s. With such a drastic increase of access to the internet and availability of electronic devices that provide easy access to media, a rise in political activism through social media has inevitably occurred.

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Colin Kaepernick…and Why His Protest is Extremely Relevant.

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Sep 12, 2016; Santa Clara, CA, USA; A San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (not pictured) fan holds a sign after the game against the Los Angeles Rams at Levi’s Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John Hefti-USA TODAY Sports

“I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color,” Kaepernick stated to the NFL Media in an exclusive interview after a game. “To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.”

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