DREAMers Are Alarmed About the Future of DACA
The DACA program is designed to help children of undocumented immigrants. It helps those children stay in the country, get a social security number, and get a work visa. It also helps them get an education. This way, they can advance and succeed in life. However, there is bad news. Extremists in the GOP party are trying to shut down the DACA program. This is causing shock waves among the immigrant community and their children. Many are in peril of having their lives overturned.
The Texas Attorney General sent a letter to the Trump Administration threatening legal action if they did not repeal the DACA program. Nine other attorneys general and a governor, all from Republican states, also signed this letter. Although they are not encouraging an abrupt halt to the DACA program, they are still encouraging the Trump administration to slowly phase off the DACA program.
DREAMers have been worried about this possibility for a long time. Their worry only increased when the Hispanic Caucus met with then Homeland Secretary John Kelly. John Kelly said that the DACA program is in danger of being repealed by the Trump Administration and the Republican government. This means that over 800,000 students and children are in danger of having their lives overturned.
The DACA program does not just help immigrant children. It helps the entire United States and the entire economy. 95% of DACA participants are contributing to society. They are either students who study or workers who work. They purchase cars and houses and contribute to the economy. During the five years that DACA has been in existence, it has become clear that the DACA program only benefits the United States.
There are many activists and organizations that are fighting to keep DACA in place. One of those organizations is the Frontera Fund. The Frontera Fund was launched after an incident with Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Their goal is to protect the rights of everyone, including immigrants. They fight for civil rights, freedom, and democracy. They have done a lot of good.