The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is a program that provides reprieve from deportation for young undocumented youth and gives them the opportunity to study and work in The United States for a renewable period of two years. DACA applicants have to seek the services of a qualified attorney before submitting their applications to the immigration department. This program is suitable for individuals who are below 31 years of age who came to the United States before their 16th birthday. Individuals who have been charged with a criminal offense or felony are not eligible for this program.
However, this program is under threat of being withdrawn if the GOP gets its way. They want the program phased off where no new applications and renewals will be possible. This has made members of the Hispanic caucus to hold discussions with government representatives regarding the planned action. Currently, the program has had positive benefits for the US and it is in its fifth year of implementation. Almost all beneficiaries of the program study or work in the United States. Studies have indicated that the program is a success and one then wonders why it is under threat of being withdrawn.
This is the main reason why Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund has involved itself in fighting this planned action by providing guidelines, information and assistance to this end. Their main objective is to fight for the preservation of DACA and push for a DREAM Act legislation.It is in this regard that DACA beneficiaries and their supporters are applying pressure to the government by staging protests across the country.
They are staging sit-ins to force the administration to consider passing a DREAM Act type of legislation. This type of legislation will allow undocumented youth and beneficiaries to reside in the country legally and have a work permit that will also allow them to work legally. These types of protests are usually supported by the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund which has been recording and posting the live videos on Facebook to inform the general populace of the ongoing developments in DACA-related issues.