Immigrants: What Truly Makes America Great

By Haley Lyons, Social Media Fellow

After weeks of uncertainty, it seems as though DACA will finally be reinstated. “A federal judge on Friday ruled that the Trump administration must fully restore a program that protects from deportation some young immigrants who were brought to the United States illegally as children, including accepting new applications for the program.” While some states are seeking to end DACA, others have ruled that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy must stay in place until a final resolution is made. 

Although not every opinion is positive, it is undeniable that immigrants play a large part in America’s history. The food, language, and culture that we experience day-to-day did not originate in this country. They came from other parts of the world, on rowboats and planes and steamships. Immigrants are what make America diverse. Without DACA, the United States would be culturally bland. Without DACA, thousands of young adults and children are denied safety. Without immigrants, the United States of America would not be united.

Jonathan Goldman