Immigration laws have been in place for multiple years now, but in today’s current age the immigration laws are now becoming stricter. These laws mainly target illegal immigrants because an illegal immigrant is seen as a leech who is trying to “drain” the resources of the “average working Joe”. The reason that they are viewed in such a deplorable way is because when an illegal immigrant does come for a better life they usually stay undocumented until they have a child here and in addition to that they try to work “off the books” meaning that they are working but in a way that the government won’t be able to track their funding. Unfortunately, under the current immigration laws illegal immigrants will suffer way more than in the past. The main cause for this is the recent attempt to try and get rid of DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) which protects undocumented children from deportation that came into the U.S.
DACA gives undocumented immigrants the protection from deportation and it also provides them with a work permit. With the current attempt at the removal of this program no new immigrants can apply for DACA which is putting thousands of undocumented children at risk of deportation. In Peralta’s Undocumented being an undocumented immigrant not only took a toll on him but it took a toll on his mom and dad as well. Resources were extremely limited for them and that caused them to pretty much live in poverty in the U.S. Due to their poverty Peralta’s father wanted to go back to Santo Domingo, but his mom didn’t want to go back because it wouldn’t be much better if anything it would have been worse as according to pg. 15 where it states “by the Spring Mom and Dad were arguing almost every day.
In the mornings I would hear them through the closed doors of their bedroom. The topic was always the same: We don’t have any money; we need to return to Santo Domingo.” It then goes on to say “…how would you feel if got sick again in Santo Domingo? You know that if we hadn’t come up here, I would have had to abort Yando. You know how terrible the doctors are down there! And what about the crime? Do you even remember that time we were asleep at home and thieves tried to break in?” Lastly another impact that I see to have a huge effect was Peralta’s father not having any kind of emotional support towards him and was just ready to leave even if that meant leaving the mother of his children and his children behind. In this same example Peralta tackles one of the most well-known stereotypes of undocumented immigrants and that is that they are extremely poor because they have limited resources and since they came to the U.S for a better life they can’t go back to their country because if they do they wouldn’t be in any better living conditions. On June 15, 2012, President Barack Obama gave a short speech on a new Department of Homeland Security Immigration policy.
This new approach will profit a large number of undocumented understudies living here in the Assembled States that were brought by their parents since they were kids from their native home. An arrangement called the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. As President Obama said in his speech about what undocumented students are, something he said really touched home. President Obama said,”They are Americans in their heart, in their minds, in every single way but one, on paper” (Obama).
This is valid in my perspective, as I have acknowledged precisely that growing up. As a young boy, I was never told of if I was undocumented or not; whether I was a national of where I was growing up or I wasn’t. I was never stressed over my legitimate status in the United States. My primary concentration has dependably been school and advancing to be a knowledgeable citizen that is a part of the United States. That is the manner by which I consider myself to be, starting today; a citizen of the United States, maybe not in paper, but rather in heart. This is where I have been raised since the age of two, till today at 19 years old not realizing that I am undocumented. I cherish the reality knowing I’m Dominican and will dependably be by my way of life and by a huge greater part of my family, however that is not the place I know by heart or grew up. That isn’t the nation that has helped my advance as a person.
It is here in the Unified States where my deepest desires are at for a superior future. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals opens doors for work for undocumented students, avoid deportation for up to two years, and give them a feeling of hope to apply for school and grants, never again dreading of being denied on the grounds that they don’t have a social security number. In spite of the fact that the procedure for this policy will take a while and cost an abundance of money, a huge number of undocumented students will be grateful for this open door given by the Department of Homeland Security Immigration services. Also much gratitude toward President Obama for making this well ordered process a reality. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals otherwise called the DACA arrangement was first known about on June 15, 2012.
That day President Obama made an open discourse that kept going just about nine minutes in length clarifying how this will help undocumented students living in the United States since they were young children. The DACA isn’t a way to gain citizenship immediately, yet a good feeling for undocumented students. This approach will has its necessities to have the capacity to apply for it and be qualified. Around Mid-August of 2012, the Department of Homeland Security Immigration services began accepting around 180,000 applications and 4,500 of those applications were qualified for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy. In any case, in the initial two months “U.
S. Citizenship and Immigration Services received and accepted for processing 179,794 deferred-action requests” (Fitz, Oakford, Garcia). So as to be qualified an undocumented student must be living in the United States before their sixteenth birthday, be younger than 31 years old, have confirmation that they are attending school or have graduated, serving in the U.S. military, have been living here in the United States for 5 constant years without leaving the nation, and have no lawful offenses, and not considered a public or national threat. Verification that can demonstrate that you have each one of those essential necessities are testaments an student may have gotten from school, house charges, medical records, notwithstanding something as basic as old receipts from stores that somebody may have. When an undocumented student has all that, they can apply for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy will in all likelihood be qualified.
Undocumented students originate from everywhere throughout the world, not simply Dominican Republic, or Spanish talking nations as many close-minded people believe. It is pitiful how when somebody sees a Hispanic/Latino person they consequently think they are undocumented and are from Mexico. That isn’t generally the case. There are Hispanic/Latino people in the United States that are documented.
The motivation behind why many parents hazard their life to come here to the United States as a immigrant is because they need a superior future for their children. Notwithstanding when they have kids in their native country, they attempt their best to bring them to the United States alongside them as young kids so they can get a better education and life. For their children to have a life a million times superior to the life they would of have if they had remained in their native country. I am thankful for the sacrifices my mom took for me.
For allowing me to experience a childhood in a nation where I know I am going to excel as an individual. Where I was shown English as my second dialect and have mastered it just much as my native language Spanish. The United States is the place I sense that I am home. In spite of the fact that I feared of one day being deported, or have racial remarks said to, this is still home. Dominican Republic is just the nation where I was conceived at, raised for the initial two years of my life, however recall nothing about it with the exception of in pictures, but not know how it is to live thereThe Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals is a well ordered strategy that takes in the middle of 4-6 months to process, also cost hundreds maybe even thousands for each undocumented student that can apply and be qualified. There a 3 forms that must be filled out and processed to United States Citizenship and Immigration Services to be taken to be dealt with case by case. The 3 forms that must be filled out are Form I-821D, the Application for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, Form I-765, the Application for Employment Authorization Document (EAD), and in Lastly Form I-765WS, the Employment Authorization Worksheet.
There is additionally a “recommended, but not mandatory” shape which is Form G-1145, the E-Notification of Application/Petition Acceptance. Over those forms that should be filled out, there are expenses as well. Form I-821D has a charge of $465, a $380 work approval expense, and a $85 expense for biometrics. Those charges set up together, as of now make a sum of $930.
Extra expenses are getting the birth certificate of the undocumented person converted into English, which is more often than not around $35 and getting a criminal record to demonstrate that, no felonies, misdemeanors, or public or national threat, which for the most part costs $25. There is an additional $60 included; for a total of $990 spend per undocumented alien, nearly achieving $1,000. When all forms, translated birth certificate, criminal record, and the proof that demonstrates that an undocumented alien has been here for 5 nonstop years, still in school, or have effectively graduated, or are serving in the U.S. military, are assembled, they are then sent to the United States Citizenship for Immigration Services.
There they investigate case by case that is sent to them. Afterwards the undocumented individual will get an email 1 to 4 weeks later after sending their applications, where they can investigate their applications progress. Then from 2 to 4 months, they will get a letter via mail that will have their appointment to go complete their biometrics and the time that they should be there by. Upon the arrival of the arrangement, they should bring a sort of recognizable proof, for example, a passport from there country.
Their appointment will be at an Application Support Center otherwise called an ASC. Lastly, wait on approval for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy, the working permit for 2 years, alongside a social security number. Once the 2 years are up, they must renew it every 2 years I have been blessed with the chance to go through this process with no issue. Each case might be diverse for each individual, which means the procedure might be a long one or a short one. It is recently assessed that most will last between 2 to 6 months. With the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy that the Department of Homeland Security Immigration Services provided for some undocumented understudies with expectations and dreams, this has lifted a weight off of my shoulders.
I never again need to awaken each day expecting that I may wind up being deported back to my country. That whenever I find out about an employment opportunity in a place I know I can actually apply. When I find out about a scholarship, I know I can apply for it without have that idea in the back of my mind that I don’t have a social security number. My mom has worked as long as I can remember to give me a superior life since she realized that back in Dominican Republic, I was never going to have the capacity to get the open doors I have here in the United States. My inspiration has dependably been my mom, to give her a break and thank her for everything that she has done for me and provided for me. As an undocumented alien you figure out how to be appreciative for what you have and never underestimate anything.
The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy, has opened significantly opened many doors for a huge number of undocumented individuals and myself. School has dependably been a primary need, and will always be. I am now be able to fulfill my dream of attending college which really made my mom and relatives proud. All because of the Department of Homeland Security Immigration Services and President Barack Obama for giving that open announcement for the entire nation to hear what undocumented people can go to help advance this nation. We are not a danger, but rather an assistance for the nation to advance. We are Dreamers that will now make our dreams come true. We are residents of the United States in heart papers or not.
As Barack Obama mentioned in his speech “It is the right thing to do”.