Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

DACA is an administrative program that aims at protecting immigrant youths who live in the United States from deportation. This program provides the immigrant youths with a work permit that is renewed after every two years. The immigrants must meet specific requirements for them to be enrolled in the DACA program. These requirements include;

  • Proof of personal identity through documents such as birth certificate, passport, and school identity card.
  • Proof of five years residence in the United States through the provision of documents such as employment, medical, and financial records.
  • Documents indicating their physical presence in the United States including credit card receipts and school records.
  • Professional or educational testimonials such as military discharge papers and school transcripts.
  • Legal documents indicating entry into the united states before the age of sixteen years including expired visa and stamped passport.
  • Proof that one is not ineligible due to a criminal conviction or a threat to public safety. This is mainly determined through thorough the cross-checking of overall court records and fingerprinting.

DACA membership program renewal is done one hundred and fifty days before the expiration date. It applies to all members regardless of their current age or education level. DACA is an extension program of the Frontera Fund. It was initiated by Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin. The main aim of launching the Frontera Fund was to raise funds to support organizations and groups that advocate for the civil, human, and migrant rights of citizens throughout Arizona.

The DACA program has recently experienced significant attacks from the extremist members of the GOP. Further reports indicate the execution of an order that requires immediate cancellation of the DACA program by 5th September. Demand for this course of action means that there will be an abrupt closure of the program and the immediate termination of the currently ongoing activities including membership renewal. The program is historically known for protecting more than eight hundred individuals who face the risk of being left out in jeopardy upon termination of the program.

The DACA program has provided significant benefits to the United States in its fifth year of implementation. Approximately ninety-five percent of beneficiaries under the DACA program either work or study in the United States. They contribute a considerable amount of revenue to colleges and universities. DACA program beneficiaries pay higher taxes that are used to improve the quality of education that is offered to them, to the business investment in the united states, and worldwide. The benefits of the DACA program outweigh the need for its termination. Larkin and Lacey Frontera Fund firmly reassure the public of their plans and effort in fighting to preserve the DACA program through establishing and reinforcing the Dream Act Legislation.