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DACA: Protecting the Voiceless in the United States

Extremist GOP members have established various attack fronts against Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. DACA provides a reprieve from deportation, opportunity to work in America for a renewable duration of two years, and a social security number to undocumented youths. In most regions, DACA allows the group to acquire access in-state-tuition fees and driving licenses.


Ken Paxton, Texas Attorney General addressed a letter to Trump administration requesting them to withdraw DACA program. One governor and nine attorneys general of Red States signed the letter proposing a phasing off where no renewals or new applications will be considered. Hispanic Caucus members held a closed-door meeting with John Kelly, Homeland security secretary. Kelly said that the program is in jeopardy due to the legal cases challenging the plan.


DACA is in firth year of application and has benefited the US. Ninety-five percent of the program beneficiaries study, work or do both and contribute millions of money to universities nationwide. They contribute to taxes hence economic growth. DACA individuals invest in creating businesses, advancing education, and buying properties. Allies and DREAMers are alarmed and scared about the efforts to overthrow the program. Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund will provide guidance, information, and assistance in fighting for DACA permanent solution, passing of A DREAM Act legislation.


About Frontera Fund


Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin, journalists, started Frontera Fund to advocate for migrant rights associations in Arizona. Lacey and Larkin are the establishers of Phoenix New Times and Village Voice Media. They spent $3.75 million from their settlement after their arrest in 2007 by Joe Arpaio, Maricopa County Sheriff, to start the fund.


They were accused of revealing the existence of the grand jury proceedings that covered the Sheriff. The journalists won the case and began supporting human rights organizations. Colibrí Center for Human Rights was the first movement to receive Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund in 2014.




Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is an administrative relief from expatriation. It aims at protecting youth immigrants who visit the United States from deportation. DACA expires after 24 months and is subject to renewal.


To qualify for the program, one must be under 31 years by June 15, 2012, came to the US before turning 16 years or continuously resides in America from June 15, 2007, to present. An individual who went to the US without papers before 15th June 2012 and those currently studying or have graduated from various education level qualify for the program. Lawyers should guide an interested party in their applications. They need to attach any supporting document they have like birth certificate, identification card, passport, school ID, proof you were present in the US on 15th June 2012 and official documents. Other documents include school, employment, financial, and religious records.


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