The president is expected to announce today whether he will end protections for young immigrants who weere brought into this country illegally as children.* They are teachers, doctors, small business owners, heroes who have given their lives to save others. This is the only country they have known.
DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) is not a pathway to citizenship, but a policy allowing for eligibility for a work permit and two-year deferred action from deportation, given the fee is paid and meet certain requirements.
Aside from being heartless, ending DACA isn't smart economically, as it would be the loss of over $400 billion from GDP over ten years.
Where to donate:
- Help Fund DACA Application Fees for Recipients in Need
- United We Dream on ActBlue: Organizing efforts to protect immigrant youth
- Cosecha on ActBlue: Help with legal fees for those arrested while protesting