According to the article written by Carmen Cornejo, on the Lacey & Larkin Frontera Fund website, extremist GOP member has launched various attack fronts against the DACA program. The alarming news is bouncing across the organizations and networks of young immigrants.
DACA provides undocumented youth meeting certain requirements a social security number, a reprieve from deportation, plus the opportunity of working in the United States for two years that is renewable. In most of the states, the program is allowing them to get a driver’s license as well as access to state tuition fees.
As they had reported previously, Ken Paxton, the Texas Attorney General, released a letter that was addressed to the administration of Trump asking them to revoke the DACA program by Sep. 5, this year, threatening legal action, if they don’t meet their demands. The action won’t be a sudden termination. They were proposing a “phasing off,” and in which new applications are not going to be considered plus there won’t be renewals.
A total of nine attorneys general plus one red states governor placed their signatures on the letter. Recently, Hispanic Caucus members met in a closed-door meeting together with John Kelly, Secretary of Homeland Security. He said that the program that is protecting 800,000 people is in jeopardy. Kelly mentioned that the legal cases were already challenging that program as the basis for his communication.
Advocates and DREAMers had begun sounding the alarm for weeks, though the announcement of Kelly was alarming. The program of DACA is in its fifth implementation year, and it brought clear the benefits of the United States. A total of 95% of DACA beneficiaries study, work or do both. They donate millions of dollars to universities and colleges countrywide.
Lacey & Larkin Frontera Fund is going to provide assistance, guidance, and information in the fight of preserving DACA as well as fight for a solution that is permanent: A DREAM Act legislation.