Six months ago, U.S. President Donald Trump announced he was ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
It temporarily protected hundreds of thousands of undocumented young immigrants, known as Dreamers, from deportation. March 5 marked the end to the program but court decisions are forcing the government to keep renewing permits. Without the pressure of a deadline, immigration reform appears to no longer be a priority for congress. And the dreamers, who lived years in the shadows, are pushing for a definitive solution.
CGTN’s Roee Ruttenberg has this story of a dreamer from Honduras.
To discuss all of this:
- Liana Montecinos is a former dreamer who was able to legalize her status and now helps other undocumented immigrants as a paralegal.
- Tamar Jacoby is the president and CEO of Immigration Works USA.
- David Leopold is an immigration attorney and the former president of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.
- Michael Johns is the co-founder of the National Tea Party Movement.
Today is the deadline President Trump gave Congress to protect Dreamers. There's no fix yet to a problem that Trump himself created six months ago when he ended DACA by executive action. #HereToFight https://t.co/wfJ7a9jeNN
— ACLU (@ACLU) March 5, 2018
Ben & Jerry's has agreed to ensure Vermont dairy farmers are providing adequate pay and housing to migrant workers https://t.co/bsttyRJo9O
— NYT Business (@nytimesbusiness) October 3, 2017
— San Francisco Chronicle (@sfchronicle) March 5, 2018