DACA legislation might not be something that all Americans agree about, but it is very important. This legislation was first created in 2012 as a means to protect children who entered the country illegally with their parents. Immigrants that qualify for this program must have been 16-years-old before the year 2007. This is the cut off year of eligibility for this program.
President Obama created the program as a means to keep illegal immigrants into the country and as an alternative to the DREAM ACT. This piece of legislation was first passed in 2001. DREAM stands for Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors. The DREAM ACT was created by Senators Orin Hatch and Dick Durbin. This bill tried to get reinstated a few times since its initial creation, but it failed on each occasion. President Obama’s administration figured out that the DACA ACT would help illegal alien minors.
Keep in mind that the children of illegal immigrants did not enter into this country without the help or decision of their parents. They should not be held responsible for their parent’s actions. There are 800,000 registered DACA recipients. These individuals are now grown and have a stake within American society. This is a proven fact. DACA recipients work in regular jobs and they attend school. They are also invested in American society in terms of contributions, family and societal development. Getting rid of these individuals would create more problems instead of resolving anything.
President Trump has been very proactive on wanting to get rid of illegal immigrants. He was stating this rhetoric when he ran for office and now that he is president; the former real estate mogul is trying to make good on his campaign promises. President Trump wants to get rid of illegal immigrants because he believes their presence here is ultimately contributing to the ruin of this country.
Since the DACA ACT has been in effect, many illegal aliens can benefit from its protection. Every two years the program delayed the deportation of illegal aliens who have been signed up into the program. Many former minors registered under the DREAM ACT were signed up for DACA.
The Frontera Fund is a non-profit entity that is used to support organizations and groups that fight for immigration and migrant rights. This fund was started by Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin, two co-owners of the Phoenix New Times. These two men were awarded a large settlement after being wrongfully arrested and incarcerated by former corrupt Maricopa County sheriff named Joe Arpaio.
Lacey and Larkin realize that Trump’s decision would stop many people from living the American Dream. Quite a few of the Dreamers signed up under the DACA ACT. If Trump has his way he will cause families to split up, people to return to poverty and many people to lose hope. These are some important reasons why the DACA program cannot be stopped.
Trump has announced that the program has officially stopped taking new applications. People who are enrolled in the program will be allowed to renew their DACA inclusion on March 5, 2018. This date has passed, and many people are worried that a lot of undocumented people who slipped through the cracks will now be deported. President Trump’s elimination of DACA is just a bad decision that infringes upon people’s rights to achieve and live the American Dream.