DACA Fights For Its Survival

Despite the apparent benefits that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals has brought in the United States, the extremists of GOP are starting attacks against the program. Ken Paxton, the Attorney General of Texas, drafted a letter asking the Trump administration to revoke the program. The letter signed by nine attorneys and the red states’ governor stated that if they do not meet their demand, they will take legal action. However, they do not expect the cancellation of the DACA program to be at once. Instead, the Trump administration should not accept new candidates and not make any renewals.

This move is putting a lot of fear to the beneficiaries of the DACA program. In its fifth year, the program has more than eight hundred members who fear the termination of their protection. John Kelly, the Secretary of Homeland Security, held a closed meeting with the members of the Hispanic Caucus to discuss the issue. The secretary stated the legal cases that are already a challenge to the program. He also recognized the benefit the program has on the economy. The beneficiary of the DACA program either work or study or do both and the income pay for their studies. For the years the program has been on operation, the members’ earnings have increased and paid more taxes. The Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund promised to give support, guidance, and information in the fight for DACA and finding a lasting solution to the problem.

Frontera Fund

Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund is a fund founded by Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin to fund organizations that are fighting for human, civil and migrant rights. Michael and Jim directed the settlement they received from the lawsuit against the County Sheriff to help fight for rights. The three million seven hundred and fifty thousand dollars will make a big difference in fighting for a good cause.

About DACA

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals is a relief from deportation for undocumented youths. These youth, however, should meet specific prerequisites to qualify for the relief that is renewable in two years. They are also offered a social security number and given chances to work in the United States. The DACA program beneficiaries can also acquire in-state-tuition fees and driver’s license. The US recognizes individuals who came before their sixteenth birthday as eligible immigrants hence the need to protect them. A person is required to make sure they meet all the qualifications and then apply to be part of the program.