We Need to Fight for DACA

The DACA program is under attack. Members of the Republican Party have been fighting against DACA. It is possible that the program will be undermined. All across the immigrant community, people are getting very worried about this. DACA stands for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. It is a program that lets young undocumented immigrants work in the United States. They can get a social Security number, a license to work in the United States for two years (this license can be renewed), and in many states, they can even get a driver’s license.

 

The attorney general of the State of Texas sent a letter to President Donald Trump asking him to repeal the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. He said that he will file legal action if the Trump administration does not repeal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. It will not be a quick stop. Instead, it will be a slow phasing off of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. The first thing they will do is stop issuing visas to new immigrants. Eight additional attorneys general and even one governor signed their name on this horrible letter.

 

John Kelly was the head of Homeland Security. Now he is the Chief of Staff at the White House. When he was the head of Homeland Security, he met with activists about this challenge. He told them that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program is in jeopardy. He said that it is possible that because of the legal challenges from Texas and from the other eight states, the program might be stopped.

 

The problem is that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program is very beneficial. The people on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program are productive people. They contribute to society. They either work or learn. Some work, while others are in colleges. They work towards advancing their education. This way they can grow up and advance in their career and contribute to the economy. The challenge to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program might stop the whole thing. There are many studies that have been done on this topic. They show clearly how beneficial the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program is to the United States. The Frontera Fund will be on the front lines against the fight to repeal the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. They will prove assistance and advice on how to prevent it from happening.