President Trump Declares DACA Dead: What Does This Actually Mean?

If you’re confused, you’re certainly not alone. After exhibiting an apparent willingness to deal with the over 800,000 young people who are covered under DACA with “heart,” President Trump essentially wrote the entire program’s obituary this past week. In a series of Tweets, the President blamed Democrat lawmakers for their inaction and foot-dragging on the issue, saying that they were responsible for the program’s dissolution. The death of DACA sounds more than foreboding.

While both parties in the legislature fight with the White House over who is to blame, a whole generation of people, as well as their families, are waiting in limbo with their very lives and futures hang in the balance. You might easily feel like part of a twisted political victim.

What Happens If DACA is Repealed?

Short for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, DACA allows certain individuals who entered the country as minors without legal permission, to receive a two-year renewable period of deferred action from deportation. Eligibility for work permits makes it so that those who had no choice to enter the country because they were children, can legally find employment.

Many say that the program actually first died in 2017. The Department of Homeland Security provides answers to frequently asked questions regarding the end of DACA protection.

Since its introduction, the program has covered over 800,000 people, all of whom are working toward a better future, and a means to take care of their family and loved ones. If DACA is repealed, and these individuals lose their protected status, it’s only a matter of time before they become full eligible for arrest and deportation. The repeal of DACA can also lead to the immediate fragmentation of families and the loss of mothers and fathers for many children born to parents covered under the law.

What Should You Do?

Unfortunately for the thousands of DACA recipients who call this country home, and have never known any other, the prospect of arrest and deportation looks more possible with each passing day. The current Justice Department has clearly demonstrated that they are fully committed to cracking down on undocumented immigrants, as well as the businesses that hire them.

In the meantime, there are specific steps you can take to prolong your freedom and ensure you have the time and means to plead your case in immigration court. This will require knowledge of your rights and responsibilities under the current law, as well as the financial resources to at least temporarily secure your freedom. In best case scenarios, the court will set an immigration bond allowing your release until your deportation hearing.

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