Here is a compilation on the latest comments made on the DACA Field Report:


Honestly, this is the first time I've heard of such thing. My mother is an educator but she has not mentioned about this. She must have a strong reason for not telling us about this which is a weird thing, knowing that my mother is very open with us especially in matters of school. I won't be the one to ask her about this because I might offend her. I wish that DACA would be more beneficial to students to ensure many americans to have access in school.Honestly, this is the first time I've heard of such thing. My mother is an educator but she has not mentioned about this. She must have a strong reason for not telling us about this which is a weird thing, knowing that my mother is very open with us especially in matters of school. I won't be the one to ask her about this because I might offend her. I wish that DACA would be more beneficial to students to ensure many americans to have access in school.


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The idea of ANY administration deporting a million youth is hard to fathom. As you have noticed, ironically, now both parties are chasing the Latino vote. Imagine the consequences of deporting Deferred Action applicants to the party who is in charge (albeit in Congress or White House).


Alfredo Lozano


 


Regarding extending Medicaid benefits to DACA beneficiaries, we have to crawl before we can run. DACA is deferred action, like release on an Order of Supervision: it provides temporary removal relief but does not create a lawful status. It's not the full DREAM Act. Therefore, it makes sense that not all the benefits that come from adjudcated lawful status accrue to DACA beneficiaries. Moreover, to insist on that, at this point in time when states are adjusting to the reality of expanding Medicaid coverage in compliance with the Affordable Care Act, is to play in to all the negative stereotypes that undocumented persons eat up social benefits and burden society with their young, stereotypes likely to be manipulated by anti-reform zealots to ensure that a full DREAM act never gets passed. As far as those DACA beneficiaries getting needed care, how were they getting it before? The streets of my city are not teeming with sick and dying undocumented, so I assume these persons are finding resources within their own families and communities to take care of basic health needs. It's what my niece, born and raised in Virginia but currently without medical insurance, does. DACA has not changed any of that.


- Jay McTyier


As a potential DACA beneficiary can tell you that the last thing we need to be doing is trying to figure out/ obtain social welfare programs that are meant for citizens. Sorry to sound harsh but WE did not leave your country to come all the way here and try your hand at social welfare! The point is for us to be able to obtain work or education so we can be self-sustaining individuals who will pay our own insurance and NOT BURDEN an already overloaded healthcare system. Lets not forget that part of the reason why Americans are against us getting a pathway to citizenship is because the think (are already witnessing) how we are draining their programs (take WIC for example). Lets go against the "immigrants want to drain the system" stereotype, however false it may be. Lets focus on showing that we want to be productive contributors to society first, because honestly, we are not entitled to anything, no matter what.


- Momolu Agbadi


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