A section of the GOP has renewed its criticism of the DACA program. DACA refers to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, a program launched by former President Barrack Obama to help young undocumented people fast-track their visa applications. Since it started in 2012, DACA has been a blessing for young undocumented immigrants. The organization has enabled the undocumented immigrants to get help with tuition payments and to secure driving licenses pending their citizenship confirmation.
The Lacey and Larkin Foundation recently reported about a controversial move by the Trump administration to scrap the DACA program. According to the leaked memo, Ken Paxton, the Texas Attorney General had received orders from the executive to being phasing off the immigration program. It didn’t take long for the GOP to marshal up the necessary support to get things rolling. Soon after the executive order was made, one Republican governor and nine attorney generals from the red states had already signed the petition.
In a move to counter the GOP’s decision, John Kelly, the US Homeland Security quickly drummed up the support of Democrats. In his counter-argument, John Kelly reminded the public that the DACA program was too valuable to fail as it currently protected over 800K undocumented immigrants. Additionally, the 800,000 beneficiaries were paying their taxes and hence contributing to the growth of the nation’s economy.
The End Game
Other civil rights movement groups who expressed their opposition to the controversial move to scrap DACA include the DREAMers and advocates Inc., and the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund in Phoenix, Arizona. These human rights movements are aiming to come up with a lasting solution to discuss the undocumented immigrant’s issues in the nation.