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Explaining and clearing up confusion over DACA

Friday, February 02, 2018

Explaining and clearing up confusion over DACA

"I watched the State of the Union address with much skepticism. I sat in my living room staring at the television and waited anxiously for President Donald Trump to get to the topic on a lot of immigrant’s minds: immigration and the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.

He finally got to it. He referred to the current system as broken and further said that under the current immigration rules, one immigrant can sponsor an unlimited number of relatives.

Caribbean people we know that there is no truth in that statement. It is ironic that Trump’s proposed changes to the “broken” immigration process was just put in place, yet here he is referring to it as broken?

Many of you may not know what DACA is: Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals is a kind of administrative relief from deportation. The purpose of DACA is to protect eligible immigrant youth, who came to the United States when they were children, from deportation. DACA gives young undocumented immigrants: 1) protection from deportation, and 2) a work permit. The program expires after two years, subject to renewal..."

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