When A Rose Is Not A Rose: DACA, The Dream Act, And The Need For More Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Few groups in modern history have been politicized, romanticized, publicized, or demonized quite like the DREAMers. Characterized as courageous student advocates and boons to the American economy by some, and as criminal deviants who demand to be rewarded for violating federal laws by others, few can contest that DREAMers are firmly entrenched in American political culture and the legislative debate on immigration reform. DREAMers were perhaps never the subjects of more controversy than when President Barack Obama announced that his administration would defer deportation for DREAMers on June 15, 2012. On the same day, the

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