A group of Republican Party members and supporters have been continuously working to ensure that the government abolishes the DACA program. Hundreds of thousands of immigrant youths are currently beneficiaries of the plan, and they have been getting the news of its termination through various organizations. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) was established by the Obama administration to ensure that undocumented youths who had specific qualifications were allowed to live in the U.S, have a social security number, and also be offered jobs. DACA beneficiaries are required to renew their memberships after every two years. A couple of American states allow immigrants who are covered by the program to have driver’s license and also access in-state tuition.
This year, Texas A.G. Ken Paxton wrote a letter to the government demanding for the abolition of DACA before September 5. In his letter, Paxton stated that he would file a lawsuit if the program were not terminated. DACA will be ended in a gradual manner to avoid any form of chaos. The Trump administration is currently not accepting any new applications and individuals whose membership expires will not be allowed to renew. One Republican governor and 9 Republican A.Gs approved the demands of A.G Paxton.
The current secretary of Homeland Security, John Kelly, recently met with members of the Hispanic community in a closed-door meeting. Kelly believes that over 800,000 undocumented persons have registered for the DACA program. According to him, many American citizens have filed lawsuits seeking the termination of DACA. Immigrants knew that this day would come, but the news from John Kelly worried them more. DACA has functioned for about five years, and it has been quite beneficial to the people of the United States. Statistics indicate that approximately 95 percent of the individuals who benefit from the program study and work in the country. They pay millions of dollars to higher learning institutions to get an education. Most of these people are very hard working, and they pay high taxes to the government. Research shows that DACA beneficiaries mostly spend their money on education, opening businesses, as well as acquitting cars and homes.
DACA was very successful in the United States. Its abolition has scared many dreamers since they might be deported from the country. Young immigrants have strived to protect the program, but they have failed. Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund is determined to offer any significant support to beneficiaries of DACA.