In 2012, our former President Barack Obama started a program called DACA that has benefited the families of many immigrants. DACA stands for Deferred Actions For Childhood Arrivals, which is a program that protects minors that were brought to the US by their families, and provides them a chance in life. The program gives them benefits like health care, a Social Security card, support for going to college, and being able to live legally in the United States. In September of 2017, our current President Donald Trump announced his plans to eliminate DACA and take away all these benefits, and also deport these young people who are now being called “dreamers.”If the program gets cancelled there are gonna be many people affected they won’t be able to attend college and that could affect their careers and the fact that he also wants to deport them, they would have to start over in their native country, but you have to keep in mind that they came in this country as minors which means they’ve been here for a long time and they probably won’t have someone to support them in their home land.Our president doesn’t realize all the damage he could cause by making the decision of eliminating it because it could also affect the economy, The economy could lose out on $280 billion if the Trump Administration deports the one million undocumented aliens who qualified for the program According to the studies CATO institute, deporting these recipients could cost the government at least $60 billion. Rescinding the program would reduce economic growth by approximately about $280 billion. The nation will suffer over time and could cause a big loss for the economy and could affect families all over the nation.What does DACA do for them?DACA provides many benefits for the youth immigrants, according to my source their average hourly wage went up since they joined DACA it went from averaging 10 dollars an hour to 17 dollars and hour, because they’re more able to get a well paying job since DACA provides them with legal documentation, they’re allowed to drive legally, work legally, make taxes. Benefits American citizens are born with. I disagree with our current president to remove the program and deport them because whenever they came into the U.S they were under age and its not their fault that they parents brought them here because when you’re under age you can’t control certain decisions your parents make for you.”It also expanded the DACA program, which allows eligible young people to apply for deportation deferrals and work permits, to include unauthorized immigrants who entered the United States before January 2010, from the current cutoff of June 15, 2007. The expansion also eliminated the requirement that applicants be younger than 31 years old.””The status of young people who had qualified for the initial DACA program, which was created in 2012, were not at issue in the Supreme Court case. However, they could have also benefited from the decision, because the 2014 initiative increased the deferral period to three years from two years”.https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/06/22/us/who-is-affected-by-supreme-court-decision-on-immigration.htmlMany colleges have said they stand with DACA students”Scores of colleges have tried to assuage students’ fears over the past few days. Many have issued statements saying they stand in solidarity with the students and some are offering resources such as financial and legal assistance.That instinct to help and protect DACA students comes out of both an economic and a moral imperative, said Mary Sue Coleman, the president of the Association of American Universities, a membership group composed of dozens of prestigious research universities.”Many of our institutions and their leaders feel like that, as a nation, we don’t break promises,” she said, noting that these students came out of the shadows to receive DACA protection. “These are students who want to make something of themselves and contribute to the U.S. economy.”https://www.marketwatch.com/story/how-trumps-daca-decision-affects-colleges-and-students-2017-09-07Even our Colleges are offering support to the immigrants, because they see the struggle they go through, and how this could affect their lives and their future, because they play a role in the US economy, many people had their DACA benefits cut and are on standby not being able to receive education or provide for themselves and this is affecting their progress by them not being able to finish their semester and keep advancing with their career, This a slow down for them.DACA students can’t apply for federal financial aidIf Congress doesn’t intervene to solidify the DACA program, young people in the program will lose the ability to work legally once their current authorization expires. What’s more, rescinding DACA could put their financial assistance in jeopardy in some cases. Many states treat undocumented immigrants as international or out-of-state students for the purposes of public school tuition, while 20 states provide in-state tuition to this group. A handful of states offer in-state tuition to DACA students, not undocumented immigrants more broadly.https://www.marketwatch.com/story/how-trumps-daca-decision-affects-colleges-and-students-2017-09-07Many DACA students are going to struggle not having financial aid because they depend on that for their education and many other things , not being able to provide for themselves and family many other things. But they’ve got other options like student aid. Why did the Trump administration dismantle it?During the presidential campaign, Trump referred to DACA as “illegal amnesty.” However, he seemingly signaled that he had softened his stance on the program last year when he told the Associated Press that DACA recipients could “rest easy.”Then-Acting Homeland Security Secretary Elaine Duke said in September 2017 that DACA would be phased out for current recipients, and no new requests would be granted.Republicans – and some Democrats – opposed Obama’s order from the start as a perceived overreach of executive power.http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/01/23/what-is-daca-and-why-is-trump-administration-ending-it.amp.htmlI also understand why they’re trying to end it because they assume that immigrants are coming to the US on purpose In order to get benefit from DACA you must be in the US to benefit. Many people are gonna be trying to come in the US only for their children to benefit from it, Trump has a strong argument but i also don’t agree with his decision on ending the program because it could affect many people.DACA is a program that has been around for a long time and they can’t just take it away just like that. The program was first introduced in 2012 , but at that moment the most of the beneficiants most of entered in 2007 and lower.Why are they called dreamers?”The term Dreamers comes from the proposed DREAM Act, which offered legal status in return for attending college or joining the military. It was first introduced in 2001. The latest version was voted down in the Senate in December 2010.”http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/04/politics/daca-dreamers-immigration-program/index.htmIn my opinion my definition of dreamers are people coming to the US for a better future dreamers and want to do something with their life and be good in society. That’s why people migrate because they want to better themselves.