Defend basic human rights of undocumented youth.
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Protect the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals
Today approximately 690,000 young immigrants are protected by DACA. With the executive order revoked, these individuals are forced to live with temporary status in the only country they know and face barriers towards obtaining a legal status.
Without DACA, they are not eligible for:
State Financial Aid
Social Security Number
Right to Legally Work in the US
Current Benefits for the US:
Positively contribute to the economy
Obtaining higher education
Increased military protection
Increased emphasis on family relations
Promote basic human rights on a global level
DACA does not provide lawful status but provides temporary deportation relief. A legislation like DACA should be re-opened to other undocumented immigrants as current DACA recipients are the only ones who are eligible for DACA. An eventual pathway to citizenship is necessary for all undocumented immigrants.
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