Hoosiers Defending DACA for 10,000 in Indiana & 800,000 Nationally
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As Indiana residents, we ask you to defend and keep DACA for the nearly 800,000 across the country and an estimated 10,000 in the state of Indiana. Please do the right thing and uphold DACA. Defending DACA is the right thing for Indiana and the nation.
As Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) who responded on Sep 4, 2017, saying the United States does not “hold children legally accountable for the actions of their parents.” https://goo.gl/FgqxH8
95% of those in DACA are in school or working, buying homes, and starting businesses. For these individuals to get a social security card, obtain a driver’s license, have the opportunity to build their credit, get a job with benefits, and put their utility bills in their own name is the basic benefit of DACA. These individuals were raised in Indiana and contribute to our communities and economy.
MORE INFO ON DACA: Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is an American immigration policy founded in June 2012. Although, deferred action does not provide residency or citizenship, DACA allows certain undocumented immigrants, who entered the country as minors, to receive a renewable two-year period of deportation relief and eligibility for a work permit if they meet numerous requirements.The requirements are that the applicants:
• Were under the age of 31 as of June 15, 2012;
•Came to the United States before reaching your 16th birthday;
•Have continuously resided in the United States since June 15, 2007, up to the present time;
•Were physically present in the United States on June 15, 2012, and at the time of making the request for consideration of deferred action with USCIS;
• are currently in school, have graduated from high school, have obtained a GED, or have been honorably discharged from the Coast Guard or armed forces;
•have not been convicted of a felony offense, a significant misdemeanor, or more than three misdemeanors of any kind; and
• do not pose a threat to national security or public safety.
Applicants will have to provide documentary evidence of all the required criteria. In addition, every applicant must complete and pass a biographic and biometric background check for every 2 year renewal. DACA status will be revoked of those who are convicted of a felony offense, a significant misdemeanor, or more than three misdemeanors of any kind; and pose a threat to national security or public safety
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