DACA – the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, was a program under the executive power of President Obama which roughly gave a work permit to millions of undocumented children in the United States. Now that the Supreme Court could neither renew DACA and its new program under DAPA (Deferred Action for Parents Arrival), many are fearful what will happen to those who have applied and have their names and data are on the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) database. By registering for DACA, many hoped to have a good life but now the fear of a Donald Trump presidency is causing a lot of issues for those who registered.
When DACA was implemented the DHS made sure to tell people, it is a “safe” program. But how safe is this going to be if Trump is President? We know that Trump has made clear that he will actually deport the undocumented people and the easy prey will actually be the DACA database. We had previously analyzed the effect of Trump on immigration. See the video below:
We call on the government to protect those who felt it was right to apply for this program so that the young individuals who benefited from DACA do not get themselves into trouble in the event Donald Trump becomes the next President of the United States.