DACA Declines After Uplifting US Economy

Since 2012, DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) has helped many young men and women achieve what most would be considered only a dream. DACA is a program that gives a social security number, a pass on deportation, and the opportunity to work within the United States for youth that meets certain requirements. With many adults seeking better opportunities for their families, they bring their children against their will to the United States. Some participants even seek to attend college with the benefit of paying in-state tuition. These kids instead of being forced back and forth through a system and the border of Mexico instead are given an opportunity. However, certain individuals in the GOP are seeking to end this program once and for all.

Attorney General Ken Paxton along with eight other attorney generals and one governor wrote a letter to Trumps administration to end the program. A total of 800,000 face loss of all their benefits, even the worse case scenario of deportation. Those in the DACA program are called DREAMers. These DREAMers are contributing to the success of the United States immensely. Over 95 percent of DREAMers are employed or currently in some form of study. Their participation in colleges and universities across the United States brings in millions of dollars to those institutions. Many DREAMers have high earnings and pay high taxes. DREAMers are making investments for themselves and the country. By increasing the knowledge through more furthering their education. DREAMers are also purchasing big-ticket items such as cars and homes. Also, many DREAMers are creating their own business to provide resources for the very communities in which they reside.

There was a talk with the Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly to discuss cases in DACA with the hopes to stop the rescinding of the program. This meeting was held by individuals within the Hispanic Caucus. These individuals want DREAMers to not be afraid, but be alarmed that fighting back is necessary. One organization really working to make a change is the Frontera Fund.

Led by Lacey and Larkin Frontera, the Frontera Fund seeks to amass resources and money to help organizations that promote migrant rights the necessary funds to do so. They work for migrant rights, but also civil, human, as well as overall public participation. Mainly assisting Hispanics in Arizona they seek to aid other entities that will promote assistance for DREAMers nationawide.