Extremist group members of GOP have attacked the DACA program on a couple of fronts. This move on their part effects young immigrant organizations.
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is an administrative support to young immigrants who are liable to deportation. The organization gives protection to immigrants who came to the United States as children. The program also ensures that they obtain a work permit which is renewed every two years.
The DACA program is now facing obstacles in the face of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton. He released a letter to the Trump administration, pleading for annulation of the DACA program by September 5. He threatens with legal action if the demand is not carried out. The legal action will not terminate the program, but it will stop new applications from being considered and old ones from being renewed. Nine attorneys and a governor have placed their signature on this letter. The DACA program supports 800,000 immigrants, who are now in a state of uncertainty. Legal cases are already taking a toll on the program.
Since the five years that the program has been running, the DACA organization has helped bring millions of dollars to colleges and universities. Ninety-five percent of the immigrants supported by DACA work, study and pay their taxes. DACA participants invest in education, buying a home, obtaining a vehicle, and starting a new business.
The Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund is actively working to inform, give guidance and provide assistance for the preservation of DACA. The ultimate goal is achieving a permanent victory through the passing of the DREAM Act legislation. The DREAM Act (Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act) is a legislative proposal for qualifying immigrant minors in the United States to a conditional residence. With with further qualification, the immigrant may acquire a permanent residence.