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The DACA Program

Naturalization Act : 1790

First Immigration Laws
That any Alien being a free white person, who shall have resided
within the limits and under the jurisdiction of the United States for the
● addressing the large amount of Irish people
term of two years, may be admitted to become a citizen thereof on
migrating to the United States of America application to any common law Court of record in any one of the
States wherein he shall have resided for the term of one year at
● citizenship enabled if resided for two years
least, and making proof to the satisfaction of such Court that he is a
and kept current state residence for a year person of good character, and taking the oath or affirmation
prescribed by law to support the Constitution of the United States,
● 5 years later (1795 )- the act was repealed which Oath or Affirmation such Court shall administer, and the Clerk
that restricted to free white person and good of such Court shall record such Application, and the proceedings
thereon; and thereupon such person shall be considered as a Citizen
moral character of the United States. And the children of such person so naturalized,
● increased residency to 3 years dwelling within the United States, being under the age of twenty one
years at the time of such naturalization, shall also be considered as
● 1798 - residency requirement changed to 14 citizens of the United States. And the children of citizens of the
years and 5 years notice to apply for United States that may be born beyond Sea, or out of the limits of the
United States, shall be considered as natural born Citizens:
citizenship Provided, that the right of citizenship shall not descend to persons
● fourteenth amendment passed (1868) - whose fathers have never been resident in the United States:
Provided also, that no person heretofore proscribed by any States,
natural citizens born in U.S shall be admitted a citizen as aforesaid, except by an Act of the
Legislature of the State in which such person was proscribed.
“ We cannot build a unified country by inciting people
by anger, or playing on anyone’s fears, or exploiting
the issue of immigration for political gain. We must
always remember that real lives will be affected by
our debates and decisions, and that every human
being has dignity and value no matter what their
citizenship papers say.”

- Anonymous (Times Magazine 2008)

What is the DACA program?

● stands for Deferred Action of Children

● created by Barack Obama in 2012
● currently protecting 800,000 people
known as Dreamers
● does not offer path to citizenship but
protects them from deportation
● must be in school or have diploma to
be eligible for the program
● have requirements to be eligible to
Why are dreamers important? “ We turn anger and other
feelings into action.”
- Melody Klingenfuss
● Donald Trump created deadline to
phase out DACA by March 5 “ Most undocumented faces
● majority will lose their right to work you see are Latino.... But I
legally hear that there are thousands
and thousands of people from
● their protection is expiring about 122
other cultures. Not everyone
people a day
needs to be silent ”
● face being seperated from families
and go into unknown country - Jeong Park

● brings new debate over what to do

with 800,000 undocumented
Meet Melody Klingenfuss
● came to the U.S when she was 9 “There is a lot of
legally with a tourist visa (6 months) anger. There is a
● after visa expired still remained with lot of motivation
mother and was 17 when she found to really rise up.”
out she was illegal
● applied to DACA to continue for
education and apply for
● earned a bachelor’s degree in
communications and a master’s in
nonprofit leadership and
management from USC
● her passion is every day and fight
for a cause and immigration
Trump’s Solution
● wants to end DACA because of
unconstitutional acts and MS-13
● willing to sign legal protection to DACA
recipients for funding of his wall
(larger population of 1.8 million)
● wall would cover 722 miles and cost 18
billion dollars
● also provide funding for technology for
border patrol
● brings larger problems with funding of
the wall and decrease in other fields of
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