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Fighting for the DACA scheme

Grand Old Party also known as The Republican Party hardliners have started a multipronged attack on the DACA program and the scary news is reverberating among networks and organization belonging to young immigrants. Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) offers youth who possess some basics an amnesty from banishment, the chance to get employment in the United States and a social security number for a period of two years that can be renewed. The programs as practiced in most states permit the recipient to get a driver’s license and admittance to programs that offer tuition fees in their particular states.

Ken Paxton who is the attorney general of the state of Texas has already written to the Trump administration requesting them to withdraw the DACA program. If their request is not addressed, the attorney general has even promised to take legal action. However, the state attorney general is suggesting gradual termination that ensures that during the phasing off period, no renewals are done, and obviously no new applicants are considered. To cap it all, one governor and nine attorney generals from the red states showed their agreement and support by appending names to the letter.

During a meeting with John Kelly, the Secretary of Homeland security, he affirmed that the DACA program that benefits eight hundred thousand persons was in danger. He specifically cited the legal cases that have been launched challenging the scheme as what informed the communication. Although advocates and DREAMers had begun talking the imminent demise of DACA for some time, Kelly’s admission was particularly frightening.

Supporters of the scheme contend that the DACA program that has been around for five years has conveyed tangible profits to the United States. Out of all the DACA program receivers, 95% either study or work and occasionally do both. Their contribution which runs into millions of dollars to universities and colleges nationwide cannot be ignored. Gradually, they enhance their paychecks and pay higher taxes in the process. The economic gains that DACA program receivers are put back into business creation, purchase of cars and homes and education advancement

Many students can testify about the DACA scheme success. The demise of DACA program could see alternative foundations such The Frontera Fund that benefit the Hispanic community in Arizona that have been racially marginalized stretched to breaking point. The Fund has vowed to offer guidance, assistance, and information in the pursuit of the DACA preservation.