Clearly, much is not clear on Trump and DACA amnesty

Clearly, much is not clear on Trump and DACA amnesty

"We've been playing by the rules since we lived here".

That's the American dream. Since that time, 800,000 immigrants received DACA protection. "I don't think it's unclear to anybody what those campaign promises were, but it looks to me like he's preparing to keep Hillary Clinton's campaign promise rather than his own".

For others, getting rid of the temporary deferment was about law and order, a move meant to fortify American borders and enforce existing laws by forcing Congress to fish or cut bait on revisiting the rules of those who call the USA home. We do not believe they should be disqualified from doing so because of acts they did not commit.

She mentioned Trump's long-promised wall on the Mexican border, as well as Sens. Then in 2010 it passed the House but not the Senate.

The program was created through an executive order by President Obama in 2012. It wasn't a free ride. It applied to aliens who illegally entered the USA before the age of 16, were under the age of 31, had "continuously" resided in the US since June 15, 2007, and were in school, graduated, or honorably discharged from the military. They also need a clean criminal record.

Current recipients can retain their deferred action period and work authorization documents until they reach their two-year expiration date. But what exactly is DACA? The Center for Immigration Studies estimates that 24 percent of the DACA-eligible population were functionally illiterate in English, and another 46 percent had only "basic" English.

Dreamers are our friends, our neighbors, our co-workers.

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"He knows that if we lose DACA, that will cause a lot of harm to our families", he said. Without fear of deportation, they entered the workforce and many enrolled in colleges and universities. DACA recipients end up contributing more than the average, because they are not eligible for any federal means-tested welfare: cash assistance, food stamps, Medicaid, health-care tax credits or anything else, Bier noted in a September 7 column.

Dreamers are driving our economy.

We suspect these members of the Trump personality cult would support him even if he pushed for single-payer health care and negotiations with al Qaeda. Dreamers have patients, clients, students and employers who count on them. Some Dreamers are from countries where they have no relatives, they do not speak the language and have nearly no connection to the actual country itself.

It enabled undocumented immigrants who arrived in the U.S.as children to apply for deferment of deportation and work authorization, renewable every two years. Some held signs, others held phones and many offered voices of support and comfort.

With this same goal in mind, more than 1,500 students around New Mexico - from Las Vegas, Santa Fe, Albuquerque, Las Cruces and Anthony - participated in a statewide student walkout for immigrant justice to decry DACA's rescission.

"The president says it's up to Congress to fix it".

SIMON: Based on what you've heard, do you like the sound of this deal? I'll tell you what you get for passing the Dream Act. And on a big issue like this one, where you have the future of 800,000 people on the line, we've got to be willing to at least sit down and listen and talk to the other side about this. Now it's time for Congress to send it to his desk. He's vice chair of the Congressional, Hispanic Caucus and he joins us from his district in San Antonio.

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