Published: Sun, September 24, 2017
World | By Paul Elliott

The DACA debate needs a return to reality

The DACA debate needs a return to reality

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals is a policy from the Obama presidency focused on helping illegal young undocumented immigrants.

Trump is phasing out the Obama-era program and has given Congress six months to pass new legislation to replace it.

Instead Cuomo, whose supporters are urging him to run for president in 2020, said Democrats should negotiate to improve DACA if there is to be any deal with Trump. Gaining DACA also leads to a marked increase in entrepreneurship.

"They need to be assured that, if there is any remedy to come forth, that it includes them", he said. "Massive border security would have to be agreed to in exchange for consent", he tweeted. The program protects these immigrants from deportation.

The White House declined to comment for this fact-check. They should be able to stay here in their homes in this free country, this democracy.

"This university is very supportive", Wang said.

"I hope for the dreamers and I hope that with enough mobilization and political pressure, some type of solution will be achieved", said Michelle Chase, an assistant professor of History at Pace.

A previous Morning Consult and Politico poll, conducted from April 20-24 asked about 2,000 registered voters what they thought was the best way to handle Dreamers.

Latthivongskorn, who was brought to the United States from Thailand at age nine, said in an interview that he didn't realize the implications of his immigration status until he was denied financial aid as an college undergraduate. These young people contribute to our local economy, pay taxes and spend their earnings in local businesses.

"In some ways I feel we are negotiating against ourselves", the governor said.

In creating DACA, the government offered plaintiffs and other DREAMers a straightforward deal-if they stepped forward, shared sensitive personal information and passed a background check, they would be granted renewable protection and would be allowed to live and work in the United States provided that they played by the rules. But the level of support was not as high as 92 percent. This lack of clarity has become emblematic of the way the Trump Administration navigates contentious issues, weaving sometimes contradictory narratives about the President's opinions and motives. Cuomo said the federal government would be forced to find and deport 800,000 immigrants, many of whom are thriving and have no ties to their parents' homeland.

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