Frontera Pushes For DACA To Stay

Several members in the GOP party are working to end the DACA program and this is devastating to the organizations and individuals working to help young immigrants in the United States. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals works with children who are undocumented. They help them to get a social security number and help them find work in the United States so they can contribute to the country. This is able to be renewed for a two year period and in some states the children are even allowed to get a driver license. If they want to attend college, it helps them qualify for tuition price in state.

 

Ken Paxton, a Texas Attorney, wrote to the President’s administration concerning the DACA program. In fact, he even threatened to sue the government if they did not get rid of this program. The administration now has plans to to end the program and will no longer accept new members and nobody will be able to renew. This means these youthful immigrants will have no option for work and not be allowed to legally stay in the country. The letter was signed by nine other lawyers as well as a republican governor. The Hispanic Caucus recently gathered to discuss the effect this would have and what problems it would bring. They met with John Kelly who is the Secretary of Homeland Security. Almost a million people are going to be affected by this is and will devastate their lives. Since the program was introduced, it has benefited the United States in a surprising way. The majority of the people that are involved with the program use it to work and study in college or trade school. This brings in a large amount of money to the education system and they are also paying taxes which benefits the government. The people that are using this program able to open their own businesses, make large purchases such as cars and homes, and seek further education. Activists and concerned individuals needs to band together in order to stop this from happening.

 

Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund is one of the groups that will be fighting against the destruction of this organization. Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund was founded by Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey after they were unjustly arrested for utilizing their right to free speech. This prompted them to help other activists groups in the Arizona area. DACA protects the people who came to the United States as children from being deported when they come of age. They are given a work permit which is able to be renewed after two years. This program allows immigrants to stay in the United States, contribute to the economy, and improve their education.

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