Lopez Luisa Lopez Professor Gina Cross English Writing 1302 1 March 2017 Annotated Bibliography I have chosen to investigate the DACA program (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) and the Dream Act because I want to find out about the impact that these programs have on minorities and their education so that those who oppose the programs can better understand the difficulties that undocumented students encounter. As a DACA student myself, I would like to expand my knowledge on the subject. I have encountered many educated men and women who are completely unaware of the DACA program, and my purpose is to educate myself on this matter so that I will be able to educate others. Briefly, DACA is a program in which undocumented people who were brought to the United States as children are eligible to apply for deferred action for a period of time, under certain guidelines. Although the Dream Act was not approved by Congress, it is a bill that opens a pathway for students to obtain citizenship via college or the armed services. While the DACA program offers students the opportunity to pursue an education and to work, the benefits are not guaranteed and can be revoked at any time. Therefore, the Dream Act should be passed because it benefits the United States economy and encourages educational development. Chavez, Lina, Maribel Martinez, and Arcelia Hernandez. Personal Interview. 8 March. 2017. 1
Lopez This source is a primary source; there will be three interviews taking place. The interviewees are: Maribel Martinez, Lina Chavez and Dr. Hernandez. Maribel and Lina are current students at St. Edward’s University and Dr. Hernandez is a Spanish language professor also at St. Edward’s University. Lina and Maribel are both DACA students who get to share their personal experience, adding credibility because it is a first-hand response; their personal circumstances are likely to influence their perspective. Dr. Hernandez obtained her PhD at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. She teaches Learning Processes, Language Acquisition and Methodology, Bilingual Elementary School Curriculum, and The American Experience, a freshman study course. Interviewing Dr. Hernandez heightens the credibility because she has worked with undocumented students for the majority of her life. Dr. Hernandez is a Mexican-American who initially struggled with an unlawful status in the United States. She is the daughter of two Mexican immigrants. During the interview, I asked Lina and Maribel a series of questions regarding their personal life as undocumented students and their experience with the DACA program. Both students were extremely honest and careful with their words, and it was noticed that this topic was a very sensitive one for them. They are both extremely dedicated young women who are courageously pursuing to continue their education. Dr. Hernandez on the other hand, made very powerful statements about the significance of higher education for undocumented students. She
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