President Trump and his administration decided to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program this past September 5, 2017. The president gave 154,000 DACA recipients until October 5th to submit their renewal application, if their DACA protection expires between September 5, 2017 and March 5, 2018. Based on reports from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) 22,000 DACA recipients didn’t submit their renewal application on time; making them at risk of deportation.
By ending the DACA program President Trump has forced Congress to find a permanent solution for undocumented youth. The President has urged Congress to provide a reasonable solution for our young people under the DACA program, also known as dreamers before March 5th. If Congress doesn’t provide a solution prior March 5th thousands of dreamers will be at risk of deportation.
Dreamers came to the U.S. at a young age, have grown up here, celebrate the holidays. They grew up as American citizens in every single way; except on a piece of paper. Dreamers have been educated in this country and call our nation home. Now more than ever dreamers need Congress to act before this legislative session (December 2017) so they can remain in the country they love! Dreamers are your neighbors, your classmates, your coworkers and they need you now more than ever.