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Senate to Revise the Dreamers Act

Dreamers

President Donald J. Trump wants to end former President Barack Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. In 2001, another term began being used for this group of immigrants called the Moreover, Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) who are often called Dreamers.

DREAM is an important piece of legislation outlined to legalize the kids who were brought to the United States by their parents before they were 18 years of age. Congress was given six months to write replacement legislation. Under such changes, DACA rights will no longer be the same and will have tougher limitations. The legislation shields Dreamers from being deported back to their country of origin, even though a high percentage of them have never lived outside the U.S.

The estimated number of the Dreamers is 1.1 million. For the time being, they will still be able to live like American citizens. Trump’s support for the Democratic “Dreamer Act”; a new bill that will be in place this year. Newer bordered measurements will be implied. However, these kids do not have a place where they can call home. Dreamers have lower prison rates compared to native-born Americans with the same level of education.

President Trump is not upholding Obama’s promise of relief from deportation. His administration announced the end of protection for immigrants because it is unconstitutional and he wants Congress to resolve the issue. Trump is trying to make an easier to stop sticking by the original legislation that is already in place.

The deadline for renewing work permits and other types of valid temporary documentation is Oct. 5, 2017, it is possible this will not be met. In this case, the immigrant community will not be the only ones affected if the deadline is not met effectively and properly put into effect.

This country is a business where workers always need to get jobs done no matter their social status. It is not uncommon for illegal aliens to take on a job that another person does not want.

United States District Judge Nicholas Garaufis was not content with the announcement. He voiced his opinion:

There are families. There are children. They have jobs. They’re teachers. They work in industries and they’re making our country strong, You can’t come into court to espouse a position that is heartless.

It is a bigger picture other than the president not wanting to be open arms to illegal immigrants in the country. They are productive contributing members of society and the United States offers them the freedom the dreamers’ parents sought. Clearly, at this time, it is a balanced situation.

Trump is still undecided about supporting the provision that provides an easier pathway for Dreamers. If the Democrats do not pass a promising proposal that aid the Dreamers, not inflame those who support Trump, and avoid the appearance of not protecting a group they claim to care about. There have to be equal rights for all immigrants and minorities that call the United States home.

Written by Kwjuana Owens
Edited by Cathy Milne

Sources:

Reuters: U.S. Senate conservatives propose tough restrictions on ‘Dreamers’
CATO: Foundation, Services, and Purpose
New York Post: How Democrats are failing the dreamers
The Washington Post: Growing list of Conservative demands threatens bipartisan deal on Dreamers

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