During last years Presidential campaign Donald Trump expressed support for the undocumented immigrants who applied for the Obama Admin program known as the Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals program, commonly known as DACA…..
But Trump has been under pressure from his conservatives to keep shipping ANY undocumented person in this country out….
A decision is due by Sept. 5th…..
Hundreds of thousands of people could become eligible for deportation from the U.S. over the next two years if President Trump phases out an Obama-era program for certain undocumented immigrants, a move that reportedly may soon be announced. But the Trump administration may have already had an effect on who participates in the the Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals program, commonly known as DACA.
For months, some pro-immigrant groups have warned against sending in new applications for the program, saying that the detailed information given to confirm eligibility could be used to deport enrollees or family members in the future. And a new poll shows that some of the people who are already enrolled may be afraid to renew their applications as a result of that possibility.
An online survey of DACA recipients1 found that about 20 percent of respondents who were eligible to renew their status had not yet done so. Roughly one in four of that group cited fears that the government would use the updated details to identify them for law enforcement purposes, according to the soon-to-be published report from United We Dream and other groups that was provided to FiveThirtyEight.
Of those who are in the program but not yet eligible for renewal, 28 percent said they would be less likely to reapply when the time comes because of law enforcement concerns. The estimates are rough, due to the challenges inherent in polling undocumented people, but they provide a glimpse of the concern from some so-called dreamers that their personal information could be used for deportation….Share on Facebook