January 24 2018

Texas Democratic Congressman Joaquín Castro On DACA And Immigration

January 24 2018, 01:46 | Van Peters

Confusion reigns over status of 'dreamers' and consequences to healthcare

San Jose Sues President Trump over DACA Rollback

Because Trump is keenly aware of public opinion, it has not escaped his notice that a majority of Americans strongly support finding a way to allow Dreamers to stay - and that includes a plurality of Republicans.

Ryan's comments come after Trump said last week he was "fairly close" to an agreement with congressional Democrats that would enshrine protections for young immigrants established by former President Barack Obama.

Trump reached an agreement with top Democrats Wednesday to protect the 800,000 DACA recipients in the country.

NAACP interim president and CEO Derrick Johnson said in a press release his organization is standing up for the thousands of "people of color" who would be affected by the cancellation of the program. "We need permanent protection, something we don't have to renew", said a 20-year-old DACA recipient. The program which protected almost 800,000 immigrants from deportation and allowed them to work in the US will be phased out completely in March, if congress can not come up with a way to fix the program.

He also said Trump sent DACA to Congress and knew what would happen next. "We refuse to be used as bargaining chips to pass hateful policies". Gaining DACA also leads to a marked increase in entrepreneurship. From the way that he started his campaign calling Mexican immigrants rapists and criminals; his pardoning of Sheriff Joe Arpaio; his canceling of the DACA program, which will affect so many young lives - the president has really used the Latino community to basically achieve fearmongering in this country and boast his own political prospects.

"More needed to be done", Meraz said.

Todd brought up the DACA deal, but Cotton said, "He called me a couple of nights ago to say there's no deal".

Psychology sophomore Diana Prieto encouraged crowd members to keep calling their representatives and to keep fighting.

"I think it's unfair for them", says junior kinesiology major Dashia Vance. After researching the facts, she said she would support DACA residents. "It just breaks my heart". She's lived in Huntsville for over half her life.

"My kids don't speak Spanish", she said.

"When I was in high school, I didn't plan on college".

This is the only social factor in children's health I know of that can be changed by a legislative action. Because I would want them to be with me, but at the same time I don't want to take away their opportunity to stay here, to get a good education. They contribute meaningfully to our society and eliminating DACA is a spiteful move (our nation should not punish children for their parents' actions) that would waste talent and money in addition to the bad toll in human costs.

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