The Frontera Fund Continues the Fight Against DACA Policy Elimination

The immigration issue continues to be a hot social topic for the American people. This piece of legislation was created in 2012 during the Obama Administration. The former president brought DACA into existence to help undocumented and illegal aliens a chance to stay in the U.S. if they meet specific conditions. However, President Donald Trump is trying to do away this policy.

 

The Frontera Fund was created by Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin in 2007. This policy came about from an incident that impacted both men. They were both unlawfully arrested and detained. The men were immediately released from jail the next day. A few years later they won a court case against Sheriff Apraio who wrongfully arrested them.

 

About a few years after this incident the two men won a substantial amount of money. This money was then used to create the Frontera Fund which is used to help immigrant and migrant organizations to fight for the rights of people who fall into this category. This fund provides financial support to groups who protect immigrants. It is also used to protect peoples Civil Rights.

 

When Larkin and Lacey heard about Trump’s plans to eliminate DACA they knew they had to act. DACA stands for the Deferred Action of Childhood Arrivals. The purpose of this policy is to protect children who have entered the country illegally from being sent back to their country of origin. This legislation is also for children who have remained in the U.S. illegally for many years. DACA does not work for every illegal immigrant or child immigrant. There are certain rules.

 

Trump wants to eliminate this policy because he simply does not want millions of undocumented workers living in the U.S. He also believes that America’s borders are being overrun along its southern borders. This is one of the reasons why he is building a wall and it is also a reason why Trump is so hard on immigration. However, many people view Trump’s policies on immigration as a very dangerous thing.

 

The president’s removal of DACA recipients can cause a massive shift in the American economy and social structure. DACA recipients are estimated to be close to a million people and these individuals are invested in American society. These children did not come to America on their own, they came to the states through their parent’s actions. As a result, they should not be made to suffer for the actions that their parents took.

 

While DACA does not provide a pathway to citizenship it can help illegal immigrants to settle into American society. This in turn could help many illegal aliens to become legal, participating members of society. This is taking place now and the long-term effects of this situation probably take some time to resolve.

 

In the meantime, thousands of DACA recipients are being threatened to lose their stake in American society. Many people who are a part of the DACA program have jobs or they go to school. Many of them even have homes. A lot of individuals who participate in this program also have families as well. The Frontera Fund wants a better solution for this situation so that immigrants will continue to live the American Dream.