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Children that were brought into the United States by their parents as immigrants without formal documentation do not have a legal status. von Mind Map: Children that were brought into the United States by their parents as immigrants without formal documentation do not have a legal status.

1. The paperwork required to migrate legally is complex and takes a lengthy amount of time

1.1. It is easier to enter the US illegally

2. Extreme poverty or dangerous situations in countries of origin

2.1. Few opportunities to improve social status and overall development

3. High level of immigrants in the US

3.1. 11 millions of undocumented immigrants as of 2015.

3.1.1. Only 1.3 million of those are eligible for DACA

3.2. 44 millions (2016)

4. Culture of migration

4.1. Moral ground

4.1.1. Some believe they are not breaking the law by entering the US like that and that they are aiding their economy.

5. The American Dream

5.1. Perceptions of the US being better and not corrupt

5.2. Greater quality for life and development

6. Militarization of the border

6.1. Circular migration has stopped

6.1.1. When they go, they all go for good.

7. Lack of recognition, discrimination, lack of opportunities

7.1. Pressure was created by the DREAMers and the groups that support them.

8. Higher risk of deportation

8.1. Enrolling for DACA means declaring your status as undocumented.

8.1.1. DACA is not a path to citizenship, it provides protection for a limited amount of time.

8.2. DACA has certain strict requirements to meet

8.2.1. Temporary solution only

9. Distinctions from American citizens

9.1. As they are undocumented they cannot work, drive or apply for federal financial aid in college.

9.1.1. Social services access is harder than ever based on their immigrant status

9.2. There is a difference of cultures between them

10. Identity conflict

10.1. These children do not know anything other than the US.

10.1.1. Do not identify as any other nationality than American

10.1.2. Do not know their country of origin

11. Immigration has become a controversial topic

11.1. Some Americans believe they are stealing their jobs

11.1.1. Misuse of information and creation of fake news to further propel this narrative.

12. Effects on economy

12.1. Acceptance of lower wages [outside the law], larger working capital, extra costs [insurance, etc.]