America is a melting pot of immigrants from all over. These are the people that make America great and President Obama understood this. On June 15, 2012, he gave a speech at the Rose Garden of the White House where he announced the immigration policy DACA.
What is D.A.C.A.?
The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals is the policy that allowed minors that came into or stayed in the US illegally the ability to obtain a social security card, work permit, and driver’s license. In some states, Dreamers were subject to in-state-tuition fees.
This also came with a deferred action from deportation for a period of two years at which time they must renew their status.
Currently, there are over 800,000 Dreamers in the US, but few are aware of the limitation of quotas. The yearly number of people that America will take from Mexico is only 26,000. There are currently 1.3 million Mexicans waiting.
“…We’re not after the dreamers, we are after the criminals… That is our policy” – Trump
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton wrote the Trump administration a letter in where he demanded that rescind the DACA policy by September 5th of this year. He threatened that non-compliance would result in legal action. The letter initially was supported by 26 states, but only 10 signed on.
States That Support Rescission
Attorney Generals For The Following States:
* South Carolina
* West Virginia
The Trump administration rescinded DACA on September 5, 2017. Rescission was delayed to allow Congress time to deal with individuals who fall under the policy. After this six-month delay has concluded they’re looking for a total recission.
Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly informed the Hispanic Caucus that the DACA program was in jeopardy. This sparked advocates to mobilize and alert the people.
Daca is in its 5th year and has been an overwhelming success.
Just look at their stats:
*97% of Dreamers either go to school work or both
*Most have no criminal records
*Pay higher taxes
*Have contributed 60 million dollars to the US economy (including colleges and universities)
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