They may be better off with Trump's order leaving DACA in place for six months than they would be then. Ending the program, known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program won't boost USA employment at a time when an aging workforce and a low jobless rate have left many employers struggling to find skilled workers. These are the kinds of immigrants the US should welcome because, to quote President Obama "to target hopeful young strivers who grew up here is wrong, because they've done nothing wrong".
Despite a push in 2013 from Republican strategists who say the party needs to attract more Hispanic voters, House Republicans killed Obama's effort to liberalize the immigration system.
Now the Administration has made a decision to exclude Dreamers in our country and has set out a timeline that could end the DACA program.
On September 5, United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) was being removed in six months, but permits that expire during this time can still be renewed.
According to the Department of Homeland Security's DACA "Frequently Asked Questions", page, "Current law does not grant any legal status for the class of individuals who are current recipients of DACA".
The president tweeted, "For all of those (DACA) that are concerned about your status during the 6 month period, you have nothing to worry about - No action!"
"We need it to go through Congress, which is what DACA did not", McCain said.
"It says to immigrants in the United States that you have no certainty in this country", said Edward Alden, a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations.
"When I was 9-years-old with parents and my little brother and we came here on a visa", said Corzo. President Trump's decision to enact an "orderly wind-down" of executive amnesty for these Americans-of-the-heart sets the stage for a fair-minded solution to a long-standing immigration quandary. They believed they were in a country that cared about them and that was willing to take steps to give them the opportunity to become contributing members. We are writing to state clearly that no matter what the Administration decides to do, we will stand by our students, protect their rights, and continue to provide them an outstanding education. The concept that filled many of our ancestors with hope for a chance at a new life, but is the American Dream that once promised prosperity in exchange for hard work, dead?
In fact, 15 states, including the District of Colombia, have chose to sue the USA government in an effort to save DACA, saying the decision was based on the prejudice against Mexicans.