Dreamers Have Six Months Trump Decides
Dreamers have six months unless…unless Congress decides differently by March 5, 2018. The program involves about 800,000 younger undocumented immigrants to live in the country without fear of deportation. President Donald Trump called the program unconstitutional but offered a partial delay to give Congress a chance to address the issue. Instead of announcing his decision he had Justice Department, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, give his decision. Sessions called the present situation an “open-ended circumvention of immigration law through unconsititutional authority by the executive brand.” He said the program was unlikely to withstand court scrutiny.
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
Dreamers have six months of stress, fear, and strain before they will learn their future status in America. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) has provided renewable, two-year work permits to the hundreds of thousands of dreamers. Sessions announced that currently enrolled DACA members will be able to continue working until their permit expires. It is important for permit holders to know that if theirs expires by March 5, 2018 they will be permitted to apply for two-year renewals as long as they do so by Oct. 5.
New applications and renewal requests already received by the Department of Homeland Security before today will be reviewed and validated on a case-by-case basis, even those for permits that expire after March 5, according to officials.
House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) said, “It is my hope that the House and Senate, with the president’s leadership, will be able to find consensus on a permanent legislative solution that includes ensuring that those who have done nothing wrong can still contribute as a valued part of this great country.”
Former vice president Joe Biden sent the following tweet: “Brought by parents, these children had no choice in coming here. Now they’ll be sent to countries they’ve never known. Cruel. Not America.”
President Trump said, “We will resolve the DACA issue with heart and compassion – but through the lawful Democratic process, while at the same time ensuring that any immigration reform we adopt provides enduring benefits for the American citizens we were elected to serve.”
According to the Center for American Progress, if DACA permits begin to expire next year, more than 1,000 immigrants stand to lose their work permits each day. There is no doubt that Trump, and all of America will begin seeing huge demonstrations and marches regarding this possible expulsion of young people from our country who came here innocently and lived here as Americans.