Pres. Trump has tweeted that the Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals Program [DACA] is presumably dead despite pressure from a federal judge to accept renewable applications from the dreamers. Sound bytes have been emanating from media channels on this issue which was created by the Obama administration to provide a temporary reprieve for young people from deportation after being brought into the country illegally as children.
The latest tweet from the president has already added to the growing concerns of the dreamers who have also had to hear that the president had used vulgar slurs when describing certain countries in Africa along with Haiti and El Salvador.
Can the US Administration Maintain The Suspense About The Victims of DACA?
Pres. Trump had made campaign promises that the 800,000 beneficiaries of this program would be deported if he was elected as the president. Surveys created by media channels have confirmed that many Americans and even the supporters of the president are willing to extend a helping hand to the beneficiaries of DACA despite having the information that the president had announced he would not be extending it. President Trump had mentioned he would wait for six months and provide Congress with an opportunity to develop a permanent fix for this problem.
Some Republicans and Congressional Democrats have been trying to find a way to extend the protection which was being provided to the dreamers by exchanging information about border security and other immigration moves. The program of DACA has however been on life support since fall last year. The Republican Sen. from Colorado is one of the lawmakers who has been working to develop a solution for this problem. They believed they had a tentative deal until the president used the vulgar slurs to blow it up last week.
What Does The Administration Want To Retain DACA?
Reports had appeared earlier that the president had demanded to fund for the wall along the Mexican border if he was to consider the retention of DACA which would have allowed the 800,000 beneficiaries to continue living in the country. He also wanted the Democrats to strengthen immigration policies which would have made it difficult for illegals to enter the United States. As expected the Democrats refused to accommodate the requests of the president who claimed they could not support the proposals.
The bipartisan group which was working on this issue believed they had a deal which would have offered lasting protection to the dreamers while limiting their ability for sponsoring family members into the country. The plan they had prepared also spoke about improving border security as it was demanded by the president. It would also have put an end to the visa lottery which is hated by the president. As things stand presently the Department of Homeland Security has started accepting applications from the dreamers for renewals as instructed by a court order. Some attorneys are however warning the dreamers from making applications until the legal grounds are in a better position.
Can Things Move Forward For DACA Applicants?
As things stand currently DACA beneficiaries can just hope that things will move in a better direction for them until the administration is willing to get together and come up with a legislation which streamlines the program. The demands being made by the Republicans and the Democrats are far-fetched and a compromise being reached by mutual consent does not look likely. President Trump has not given any indications he is willing to compromise on his campaign promises when he had mentioned that a legislative solution for the problem must be provided by the administration.
DACA was introduced by the Obama administration through an executive order without consulting the Republicans and give many young people living in the country illegally protection against deportation. The people who benefited from the program were brought into the country as children and are currently residents that are eligible to apply for jobs and benefits.
The problem concerning the dreamers was a hot topic during the campaign for the elections and president Trump had clarified his position by stating that he would repeal it immediately upon assuming office. It is possible that the Democrats never believed his words as he was not expected to be on the winning side. Presently both sides are left with no options but to sit down and work on a legislative fix which can finally provide a guaranteed solution for the dreamers.