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Policy Analysis on DACA

The purpose of this paper is to analyze how immigration laws such as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy contributes to racism as a social construct in modern times. This policy analysis uses the Critical Race Theory to deconstruct DACA and analyze the intentional and unintentional consequences. Using CRT supported the idea that illegality is a status that is produced from political decisions and made by governmental representatives who have the power to change policies. Nonetheless, whether intentionally or unintentionally such policies maintain privileged groups protected, maintain White supremacy and contribute to systemic oppression in the United States. This is why it is important to analyze the systems put in place that maintain racism alive and create awareness of how we all contribute to it. As humans on this earth, we need to increase our understanding of how race impacts the way we live, be aware of the privilege we hold while also being conscious of how race may impact others.

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