The majority members of GOP have launched several fronts of attack against the DACA program. The eye-catching news is spreading across networks and young immigrants’ organizations. Frontera Fund News recently released a letter written by Ken Paxton, Texas Attorney General, addressing the Trump administration asking them to annul the DACA program. The news on DACA program in Peril titled Organize like a Dreamer was written by Carmen Cornejo.
This action will not be an abrupt termination but instead, they are suggesting a “phasing off,” whereby there will be no renewals and new applications will not be considered. The letter threatened that legal action would be taken if their demands are not met.The letter contained names of one governor of red states and nine attorneys general.
Members of the Hispanic Caucus had a meeting with Secretary of Homeland Security, John Kelly. He said that DACA program protecting 800,000 individual is facing a threat. Moreover, Kelly stated legal cases that are already against DACA program as the primary reason for his communication. Dreamers and advocates have beguncampaigning for some weeks, but John’s announcement was the most critical one. This tension makes Kelly improve his efforts in communicating to the community on the importance of DACA program.
DACA program is currently in its fifth year of implementation and has brought tremendous contributions to the U.S.95% of DACA beneficiaries study or work or do both and have benefited from the millions the program donate to colleges and universities. The program has worked to improve their earnings and pay higher taxes. Most of the economic profits made by DACA individuals are invested in creating businesses, buying homes and cars and advancing their education.
With the program in jeopardy, DACA individuals are facing a chance of losing their allowances with the Trump administration and their permit to work in the U.S.Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund will be working to provide assistance, guidance, and information in the fight to preserve DACA and work towards finding a permanent solution.
DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) was established to provide undocumented youth who meet specific qualifications with a social security number, protection against deportation, and the opportunity to have a career in the U.S for a renewable period of two years. Moreover, the program also allows them to have a driver’s license and access in state-tuition fees.
The program created by President Obama after Congress failed to pass the Development,Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act. DACA program has protected many people under the age of 31 as of June 15, 2012, who moved to the United States before the age of 16.Moreover, they should have resided in the U.S since June 15, 2007up to date. DACA program has protected many people.