Menendez: ending program for immigrant children would be 'heartless'

Denham Reaffirms Support For DACA Program

Denham Reaffirms Support For DACA Program

It's unclear how drastically Trump may reshape DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which gave young people who had come to the United States illegally as kids a chance to work and study in the USA without fear of deportation.

DACA protects undocumented persons from deportation and provides them with a work permit if they entered the US before turning 16, pay a fee and meet certain eligibility requirements.

DACA's future is in further jeopardy because of ten Republicans state officials who are threatening to sue the Trump administration should it fail to stop renewing and granting DACA applications before September 5.

"We wanted to find a way to obtain legal status", she said. They have earned time with the 2016 presidential candidates, were hosted at the Obama White House and Congress, and formed powerful lobbying organizations.

Most DACA recipients are Latin American immigrants in their 20s and early 30s who have completed high school.

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Eight governors, five state attorneys general, more than 130 mayors, 230 state legislators, and a slew of faith leaders, judges, police chiefs and sheriffs signed onto a statement asking Trump to reconsider. Even though the children studied were natural-born citizens themselves, having an undocumented parent made it more likely they would eventually be diagnosed with an anxiety disorder. This leaves undocumented people in the terrifying position of not knowing whether or not the current protections are enough, and fearful of what will happen if Trump follows through on his DACA threats.

Microsoft is urging President Trump not to end a program that protects hundreds of thousands of people brought to the country illegally as children from deportation. That is not an immediate problem for Silicon Valley, partly because few of the DACA illegals work in professionals sought by high-tech firms, according to a recent study backed by the CAP.

In fact, DACA DREAMers, (sometimes called DACAmented DREAMers) are not now safe from being deported, even though DACA should allow them to remain in the US. McClatchy notes that the president is expected to allow immigrants now under DACA protection to remain within the program until their status expires. "This puts them back in limbo, but I know they will continue to be resilient".

"You have said that DACA students are 'incredible kids, ' and I very much agree", he writes. Escalante also suggests donating to local organizations that support immigrant rights and recommends United We Dream, National Immigration Law Center, and America's Voice. The Trump administration could immediately invalidate all DACA work authorizations, or it could draw down the program gradually over the next two years by no longer issuing renewals. Standing beside Menendez was Erika Martinez, 17, of Elizabeth, who was brought to the United States from El Salvador when she was 2 years old. To be eligible, undocumented immigrants must have entered the USA before mid-2007 and before the age of 16, among other conditions.

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