Trump Administration Announces Termination of Popular DACA Program

Posted September 12, 2017

Jose Torres attends a march in DTLA supporting DACA last week, after President Trump announced plans to phase out the program.

With President Trump rescinding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, IL residents and leaders should step up in defense of these young immigrants.

US President Donald Trump said he'd treat young undocumented immigrants "with heart". If Congress remains unable to enact a law - as it has failed to do so since 2001 - Trump will start rounding up the "dreamers" - who have lived almost all of their lives in the USA, with no memories of the country of their parents.

According to the Q-C Hispanic Chamber, since 2012 "we have seen the numerous benefits from the DACA program to the USA economy, including $2 billion added to state and local taxes".

The average age of DACA recipients who participated in the study is 25.2 years old, the average age of participants when they arrived in the United States is 6.5.

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REUTERS/Jonathan ErnstFormer White House political adviser Steve Bannon believes that the Republicans may lose their hold in Congress if they continue to disagree on the cancellation of DACA.

DACA recipients whose permits expire in the next six months have until October 5 to apply for a two-year renewal.

"As President Trump's statements about Mexico and those with Mexican roots show, the President has demonstrated a willingness to disparage Mexicans in a misguided attempt to secure support from his constituency, even when such impulses are impermissible motives for directing governmental policy", the coalition wrote.

"There is 900 of these Dreamers that are serving in uniform in the United States military", he said. "It put people in a limbo status, and whenever we had someone who was filing an application, we talked to them about the fact that this program was created by the president and could be (changed) or (rescinded)". So, we are giving a voice to those who have little voice in our society, who do not know where to go to get help and who do not know our laws or how our country works. So a bill to replace DACA, he says, should be accompanied with limits on extended family unification migration and with "enhanced enforcement measures", such as mandatory E-Verify. "I'm firing you in six months, '" Bier said. Many of whom now have work contributing to the national economy. However, during the 2016 campaign, Trump attacked DACA and stated that he would repeal it.

Moreover, Obama's 2014 Deferred Action for Parents of Americans, which would have given protection to some 4 million parents of legal residents, was ruled invalid by federal courts.