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Class assignment 10/10/18

Jameel Thomas
David Valderrabano

Social Issue: Deferred Action for Childhood Action DACA

1) Why is this a Social issue
This is a social issue because it was a guarantee thing under the Obama administration and now that the Obama administration is gone and the trump administration is in they are trying to take away the rights that were already given to the Dreamers.

2) Who does this impacts
This issue impacts families of the person being deported. It impacts the economy of the United States and the country that the dreamer is from. It also impacts both countries workforce

3) Keywords used in the search of the Articles
We search for “DACA” and “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals”

Sudhinaraset, et al. “The Influence of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals on Undocumented Asian and Pacific Islander Young Adults: Through a Social Determinants of Health Lens.” Journal of Adolescent Health, vol. 60, no. 6, 2017, pp. 741–746.

In this article we look at how deferred action for childhood arrivals had impacted undocumented Asians and Pacific Islander children. This is basically a research because they are documenting how they put 32 individuals up for DACA and it also shows how DACA can protect the individual from deportation

Weinstein, Debra F., and Fidencio Saldana. “DACA and the Dream of Becoming a Physician.” The New England Journal of Medicine, vol. 377, no. 20, 2017, pp. 1913–1915.

In this article it discerned how the Trump administration stopped the DACA program for people who are trying to become physicians and medical professionals. In also look at congress and whether congress would be able to help the students who have lost their educations.

Blog 2– Jameel Thomas

In the fist reading “ the right to the sidewalk”. Cahill shows you different examples of how young people are being stop by cops. You can also say that majority of the people who are being stop by the NYPD are young people. Or someone from the African American or Hispanic races. The article also states that there has being a long struggle over the space of the sidewalk which could ultimately lead to someone going to jail. This article also touch a very sensitive subject about neighbourhoods that are predominantly coloured. Even though this is a sensitive subject it got the researches points across. In the second reading “Fallen Fruit” it show how neighbourhoods organized different section to plant different fruits from banana to lemons to peaches. To know answer the question i do not think that it is possible for city to have a culture of participation. The United States is largely diversified and they are going to be resistance from citizens. Not everyone is like minded and are willing to participated in an organized sharing of a certain space. We as humans would naturally think that it is possible to have such a thing in our society but it is just not possible in this country. The wounds of racism are still to fresh for people to just agree to share a space. Some of the things that participating and sharing would have to overcome is rqcism and the stripping of the rights of people of colour. For an experiment like this to work we would have to wait another 400 years or so.

Blog 1

In the three readings, each author ideas of negotiated space are quite similar. In “Office of the people” by Gan Golan, he stated that “The stories that are told by spaces that surround us shape us just as much as we shape them”. Because in certain spaces our behaviour are very different from others. When we are in a religious space or university space we act very respectful and knowledgeable and the stories are much different but when were in Parks its a much looser space and the way we communicated with others in these spaces are much different. Golan also stated that Churches and university spaces are “transformational spaces” and we go to these places to change who we are and in the process we leave these places with a new story. In “The artist will have to decide whom to serve” by Jeanne van Heeswijk she talks about “Engaging Communities” and she states that there should be a space where artist and non artist can go to share, communicate with each other. This is very essential for communities because communities can grow because of the close ties to one another. In “Occupying Public Spaces 2011” by Franck and Huang they used several examples from around the world that show how different groups can influence the environment and behaviours in that space. One of the examples they showed was Zucotti park a privately owned park in New York showed how two different groups occupied the space and how the police had to separate the two different groups. Because of fight for authority of the now occupied space. When negotiating how the space is to be used the general public has the power.

– Jameel Thomas