DACA Program Faces Attacks; Threatened with Deportation

A faction in the GOP has garnered some attacks on the DACA program, raising concerns among young immigrants’ groups and agencies.

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) offers unregistered immigrants, who meet the requirement threshold, a reprieve from deportation, a social security identification number and the chance to work in the U.S for a renewable term of two years.

As earlier reported, Texas AG, Ken Paxton, issued a letter to the Trump administration, asking them to revoke the existence and authenticity of the DACA program by September 5, or else legal action would ensue if their demands are not surmounted. That does not imply termination, but a proposed “phasing-off,” which will deter the organization from making new applications or renewals. In fact, nine Attorney Generals and the governor assented to the proposals.

In a closed-door meeting with the secretary of Homeland Security, John Kerry, Hispanic Caucus expressed their dissatisfaction with the proposed ban, terming that the program that protects more than 800, 000 persons is in peril. Kerry reiterated that he succumbed to the pressure from the legal case surrounding the matte, despite DREAMers and advocates have raised the alarm.

DACA is operating in the U.S for the U.S for the fifth year, with ninety-five percent of the beneficiaries are working, studying or doing both. The program donates millions to public universities and has enhanced their revenue and pay taxes. With DREAMers and Allies alarmed, there’s no reason for panic. However, the program ought to recuperate and make a comeback, as it did in 2012.

A New Reprieve

With its continued involvement with the civic protection of immigrants right in Arizona and the Mexican Border, the Lacey and Larkin Fontera Fund reported that DREAMers had until March to present their petition, or the DACA program will face deportation. But the Arizona Senator, Jeff Flake, debuted in the case, hinging it to Border Security woes, and offering a possible solution.

His proposed bill has a high chance of passing than any proposal made thus far. It is because it provides for conditional residential status for the DACA recipients residing within the U.S. since the inception of the program.

In what can be termed as an awry turn for the DREAMers and Democrats who are advocating for the DREAM Act free of border security matters are grinning to the issue, but Flake termed it as a spoonful of border security “sugar,” which inhibits the progress of DACA.

If passed, the bill will provide conditional residents with a 10-year-beneficiary period and does not apply for any new approvals.