Ending DACA will have
a big negative impact
I am heartbroken by the decision of the president to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Many of the 800,000 men and women who receive DACA status are working in our community as teachers, doctors, lawyers and emergency responders. Those under the DACA program are our neighbors, our friends, and our family.
DACA recipients who were brought to the U.S. as children and have reached out to their government to become taxpaying, contributing members to our community are being told by this president that they are no longer welcome here. He does not want their money, their services, their intellect, or their perseverance.
This president expects these individuals to go to a home that is no longer theirs. America is their home, the one they have always known.
I understand that there will be a six-month delay in hope that Congress we’ll come up with a plan. I hope you will join me in lobbying our leaders to come to an agreement that does not fail 800,000 people and their families.
DACA does not grant legal status to immigrants, nor does it put them on paths to citizenship or legalization, but the protection allows them to receive authorization to work legally in the U.S. and in certain states apply for driver’s licenses, such as California. The elimination of this program will force employers to fire good employees. A third of Dreamers live in California, contributing to making California one of the strongest economies in the world.
There will be a tremendous negative impact to our economy with the elimination of this program. DACA recipients have laid foundations for their families in our community they have open…
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