Community Health, Youth Voices
Miguel Garcia, 20, is president of the Merced College chapter of the chicano student group MEChA. He says that despite Obama’s expansion of some terms of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, the core of U.S. immigration policy ensures that many in his community remain in the shadows. “[While] Obama’s executive action will benefit a great many, it comes as small comfort to those undocumented immigrants living here in the United States who do not have kids or may not even be married at all. Neither does it help those who otherwise would have qualified but were among the millions deported under this administration and who have no means of returning legally. It’s a cruel irony.” Garcia’s article is on We’Ced.