Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is a program that helps eligible immigrant youths not to get deported. These immigrants had arrived in the US when they were children.
The DACA gives these undocumented youths protection from deportation and hands them a USA work permit. The tenure of the project is 2 years and is subject to renewal.
To be eligible for DACA, the candidate:
- Must have been 31 years of age as of June 15, 2012
- Must have arrived in the US before his/her 16th birthday
- Must have lived continuously in the US from June 15, 2012, to present
- Must have been physically present in the US on June 15, 2012, and at the time of applying
- Must have arrived in the US without documents before June 15, 2012, or his/her lawful status expired as of June 15, 2012
- Must be currently studying, or
- must have graduated from high school, or
- must have been discharged honorably from the military or Coast Guard, or
- must have earned a certificate of completion of GED or high school
- Must have not been convicted of
- certain significant misdemeanors
- 3 or more misdemeanors of any kind
The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has issued a statement on the Supreme Court’s decision on the DACA program. The statement was issued through Joseph Edlow, the USCIS Deputy Director for Policy.
The highlights of the statement are:
- DACA was created through an Executive Branch memorandum
- Former US President Barack Obama was insisting on the illegality of unilaterally create the DACA
- The Congress has been against and in rejection of the proposal for DACA more than once
- Under DACA, hundreds of thousands of aliens illegally continue to stay back in the US
- This is in violation of the laws that Congress passed as it took away many necessary jobs from the hands of Americans unlike ever, as the illegal aliens will be allowed to work in the USA
- DACA is also not considered a long-term solution for the presence of illegal aliens in the US
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