Frontera Fund and their work for DACA

Members of the GOP are making numerous attempts to rid the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program. DACA is an American Immigration policy that was established in 2012 by the Obama administration. It gives undocumented youth a pardon from deportation as well as the opportunity to obtain a social security number and the ability to work in the United States for a renewable 2 year period. In order for the youth to be eligible for the program, they must meet certain requirements. In 2014, Barak Obama attempted to expand DACA, but Texas and 25 other states sued in the district court asking for the elimination of DACA and DAPA (Deferred Action for Parents of Americans). On June 16, 2017, the Department of Homeland Security announced that they would revoke the order made by Barak Obama, although the program still continues to be reviewed. Texas Attorney General, Ken Paxton, issued a letter addressed to the Trump administration asking them to revoke DACA by September 5. Nine attorney generals and one governor of Republican states put their names on the letter as well. Members of the Hispanic Caucus met with the Secretary of Homeland Security, John Kelly. The secretary stated that the program is in jeopardy. The DACA program is in its firth year and has brought benefits to the United States. DACA beneficiaries contribute millions of dollars to colleges and universities nationwide. Many economic gains have been made by DACA individuals and those gains are invested in advancing education, finances, and creating businesses.There have been several studies that confirm the success of the program. The Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund will be providing information and assistance in the fight to keep DACA. The Frontera Fund was founded in 1970 as a weekly newspaper in Phoenix, Arizona. Lacey and Larkin established the fund after winning a lawsuit and receiving $3.75 million. The Frontera Fund focuses on assisting the Hispanic community. It also supports groups that advocate for peoples rights and freedom of speech. DREAMers and advocates have begun to worry after the statement made by John Kelly; however, they are prepared to push back the efforts to eliminate DACA.


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