DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) was an American immigration policy developed to allow some individuals to receive a renewable 2-year period of deferred action from deportation and qualify for a work permit. The policy referred to those individuals who entered the country as minors and hadn’t either entered or remained in the country legally.
As of 2017, nearly 800.000 individuals, referred to as Dreamers after the DREAM Act bill was enrolled in the program created by DACA. The policy was established by the Obama administration in June 2012 and annulled by the Trump administration in September 2017.
The DREAM Act (Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act) is an American legislative proposal for a multi-phase process for qualifying alien minors in the US. The proposal was developed to first grant conditional residency and, upon meeting further qualifications, permanent residency.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions has recently announced the ending of DACA over the upcoming 6 months. The program protects about 800.000 young immigrants from deportation. According to Session, to have a lawful system of immigration that serves the national interest, they can’t admit everyone who’d like to come to the country.
Based on a recent FWD.us (a pro-immigration reform group co-founded by Mark Zuckerberg) report, 91% of DACA recipients are employed. The program cancellation would cause 30.000 a month to lose their work permits as their DACA status expires.
According to a study by the Center for American Progress, the loss of all DACA workers would reduce US gross …