Immigrants are just like all other Americans: hard to categorize
Sep 14 2017 by Lorena Waters
The Trump administration announced last week it would begin to unwind the Obama-era program protecting undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States illegally as children from being deported and allowing them to apply for work authorizations. The requirements for a person to be eligible for the program stipulate that they must have been younger than 31 years as of June 15, 2012, and needed to have entered the country before turning 16 and had lived here for five or more years.
This isn't about the emotions, racism or even the undocumented immigrants themselves - this is about protecting the document which has given us the greatest gift in all of history: The United States of America.
While it may be satisfying to proclaim, as many immigrant-rights leaders and their allies have, that Trump's move was "evil", "cruel" and "the worst decision Trump has made", doing so ignores the fact that the groundwork was laid by someone else. I'm calling on Congress, specifically the Representatives quoted in your article, my own Congressman, Jamie Raskin, along with Sens.
The rally, which started at 2:30 p.m. September 13, was meant to "be to manifest support for the DREAM Act, which would offer protection for the 800,000 DACA recipients affected" by the policy change, according to a news release. Don't wait any longer. "We want to see if we can do something in a bipartisan fashion so that we can solve the DACA problem and other immigration problems".
A recent study from provider association LeadingAge shows that long-term care (LTC) operators must hire nearly 70% more maintenance workers, nursing assistants, and food preparation workers, and bulk up total staff by 2.5 million people to meet overall demand by 2030.
The dinner will come just after Pelosi meets with House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) and other House leaders to discuss the same legislation.
"While it is up to Congress to ultimately pass legislation to protect Dreamers, here in LA County we need to do everything we can to be there for these young people", she added.
"Our president didn't say he wanted to get rid of DACA", Mathis said.
Liberal friends, think of it this way: if we allow President Obama to get away with blatantly circumventing the legislative process, we open up the floodgates to similar actions by President Trump, and every single president to follow, regardless of your opinion on the appropriateness of their action.
"President Trump's decision to end the DACA program is outrageous and risks the futures of more than 17,000 Coloradans".
Congress has six months to come up with new legislation that would affect the lives of roughly 690,000 DREAMers when their work permits expire. Narratives of childhood innocence and economic contribution constrict the movement at a time when it needs to include all 12 million (undocumented immigrants).
Trump doesn't support DACA students or Dreamers, he said.
Another common misconception is that DACA recipients receive access to federal benefits, which includes federally sponsored financial aid and Obamacare.
The DREAM Act would allow immigrants who came to the USA before they were 18 to qualify for legal residence and, eventually, citizenship if they meet certain conditions.
Staff at SIREN has been fielding a high volume of calls about DACA renewals, according to Paulina Moreno, director of programs. To make law unilaterally, as did President Obama, he/she would need to be dictator or king; neither of which we have in this country, however much so Obama thought.