Thursday, 26 April, 2018

Understand and defend DACA recipients

Texas Governor Rick Perry is deploying 1,000 Texas National Guard troops to the Texas Mexico border to boost security during a surge in illegal immigration by children Understand and defend DACA recipients
Melinda Barton | 17 September, 2017, 15:03

Trump said yesterday he's close to a deal with Congress that would protect young undocumented immigrants who were brought into the country illegally as children, according to USA Today. Trump and Attorney Gen. Jeff Sessions last week announced a plan to stop taking new applications and end it in six months, but said those whose two-year permits expire by March would have until October 5 to extend them. Charles Schumer, the top Democrats in the House and Senate, respectively, announced there was a deal on DACA. They don't have legal status, but temporary protection from deportation and permission to legally work.They don't get Medicaid or food stamps or health care tax credits.

"We have to have the wall. if we don't have the wall we're doing nothing", the president said as he arrived in Florida to inspect damage from Hurricane Irma. Democrats have been adamant that they will not accept the wall in exchange for protections for so-called "Dreamers", but have indicated support for border security enhancements short of a wall.

"We're working on a deal for DACA, but a lot has to do with the amount of security".

Flores said he tells other DACA recipients, "We're going to keep fighting regardless what they tell us because we know actions speak louder than words".

"And as far as DACA is concerned, I don't think the president has ever said he wanted to round up and deport young people educated in this country, brought here as children".

The Trump administration's decision to end DACA was devastating to many and will directly impact millions of people - including at Rice. She says a barrier may be right for some areas but other methods including technology may work best other places. "They came on board because, build a wall, enforce the border, enforce immigration law, no amnesty ever".

"I feel a little nervous, I feel a little anxious with them giving us mixed signals", said Giselle Gasca, DACA Recipient.

Ms. Tometi urged Congress to step in and fix the nation's immigration system. "It's about everyone in our country having the opportunity to earn a path to citizenship and that's what the bill does", Pelosi said. "I don't really want to put my mind there yet, because I still have hope that something will come out of this".

It is an issue that needs to be addressed as soon as possible, because these are lives of people being dangled on a thin string, Jasso said. If they do, I'm confident that the Dream Act will pass both chambers of Congress on a strong bipartisan vote and then it will be up to President Trump to sign the Dream Act and make it the law of the land.

But Iowa GOP Rep. Steve King apparently wasn't convinced, telling CNN before Trump spoke that the president seems more interested in keeping Hillary Clinton's campaign promises than his own.