Why I Haven't Applied for Deportation Relief [OPINION]

It's not that I think we should end the program. It does offer some type of relief for the undocumented youth that qualify. And it's amazing that many undocumented youth can now work and have access to jobs that they were excluded from.

However, DACA has never been an end goal, and it's never been enough. Our communities -- which include all undocumented youth, parents, women (domestic workers), so-called "unskilled" workers, LGBTQ and Trans people -- deserve more than what the program can ever offer.

We all deserve an immigration reform that does not criminalize our communities, that does not leave out our communities, that does not build more detention centers, that includes health care access, that does not separate families, and that stops putting more money into militarizing the border.

Let's not stop at DACA.

Sonia Guinansaca is a board member of the New York State Youth Leadership Council and student at Hunter College.

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