29 September 2017

"Dreamers" Has No Clue At All

The estimated 800,000 undocumented immigrants known as "Dreamers" can sue, protest and stage rallies, but it will not help them. They are not aware of the truth of how policies work.

It is simple really. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) order by former President Barrack Obama is a 2012 Presidential edict. This means it can be rescinded by any of the future Presidents. Too bad for them current President Donald Trump voided it now.

The only remaining hope for these illegal immigrants after their legal status in the United States largely evaporate as Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the end of the DACA immigration program rest with Congress.

According to immigration attorneys and legal experts in an interview with Newsweek, DACA was originally designed to leave little legal wiggle room for the Dreamers. Instead, a bipartisan bill passed in Congress is the best chance for them staying in the U.S. long-term.

"The Obama administration wrote it so that it was really clear it could be voided," said Martin Valko, a managing partner at Texas-based Chavez & Valko, which focuses on immigration law. Valko, who said his firm has handled hundreds of DACA applications, added that the language was put in place to avoid the federal government being sued and said clients were told there was a chance DACA could be rescinded.

Just as President Obama had the authority to put DACA in place, current President Trump also had the power to rescind it.

"Here's the truth, these kids have always been in jeopardy," executive director for the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), Benjamin Johnson said.

The DREAM Act nearly broke through a Senate filibuster in December 2010, just before the Republicans were about to retake the majority in Congress.

The act had passed in the House of Representatives and three Republicans actually switched sides to support it, but five Democrats, despite Obama's backing of the bill, shot it down. With 55 "yes" votes, the measure came five votes away from knocking back the GOP's filibuster.