Democrats Announce Deal with Trump to Save DACA

Democrats Announce Deal with Trump to Save DACA

The Los Angeles Times is reporting that Democratic leaders have reached an agreement with the Trump administration to provide legal status for the Dreamers, or the participants of the Deferred Action Childhood Arrivals (DACA). The agreement is part of a larger package of legislation that beefs up border security, but does not contain funding for Trump’s infamous border wall. Trump recently issued an order that would phase out the DACA program over the next six months, leaving 800,000 participants at risk for deportation. In issuing this directive, Trump claimed that he was giving Congress six months to act on legislation to create a pathway to citizenship for the Dreamers. The agreement, announced by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, San Francisco, and Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, New York, provides for protections from deportation for DACA. However, White House Press Secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, tweeted a denial that funding for a border wall was removed from the legislation. Further tweets from the White House state that Trump is open to pursuing legislation funding a border wall separately from the legislation containing relief for DACA recipients. Disagreement over the border wall funding seems to be the focus of continuing arguments between Trump and the Democrats, who have unequivocally stated that any legislation funding a border wall is off the table. Any agreement between the Trump administration and the Democrats on these issues would be a sharp departure from Trump’s campaign promises. During his campaign, Trump vowed to end DACA as a part of his larger plan to crack down on immigrants present in the U.S. with no legal immigration status. Trump also promised to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexican border, which Mexico would fund. Now, Trump is still insisting that Mexico will reimburse the U.S. for the costs of the wall, while Mexican government officials claim that they will never have any part in paying for a border wall. Even if you are a current DACA participant, you may be at risk for deportation. If ICE has detained you or a loved one, contacting an experienced California immigration attorney as quickly as possible can be essential securing a release and fighting deportation. Taking steps to fix an immigration problem from the outset is often much simpler than waiting until the last minute and attempting to remedy the situation. Call Landerholm Immigration, A.P.C., at (510) 756-4468 today, and learn what we can do to help you through this
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