• I have a friend who is a so called "dreamer", a child who came to the US years ago and now DACA is being eliminated.

    Asked by Bonecrusher on Monday, September 4, 2017

    I have a friend who is a so called "dreamer", a child who came to the US years ago and now DACA is being eliminated.

    That wouldn't be the end of the World for her, but she is being treated for cancer. Do any of you know anything about this DACA and if she will be able to stay because of hardship or something?

    18 Answers from the Community

    18 answers
    • Ejourneys' Avatar
      Ejourneys

      If DACA is eliminated, she gets deported.
      Call your elected officials:
      https://twitter.com/OFA/status/904526388975337472

      Resources for contacting them:
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      almost 4 years ago
    • Ejourneys' Avatar
      Ejourneys

      PS: This thread has some background info on DACA:
      https://twitter.com/ciriacisbeth/status/904397210657243136

      almost 4 years ago
    • geekling's Avatar
      geekling

      Im so sorry for your friend.

      This is a horrid situation and just getting worse.

      almost 4 years ago
    • BarbarainBham's Avatar
      BarbarainBham

      The announcement about the decision will happen Tuesday, but they expect that Trump wants Congress to act on it so it can be a real law, so Trump will extend it for six months to give Congress time to act.

      In other words, if your friend will finish her treatments in the next six months, all will be OK.

      almost 4 years ago
    • barryboomer's Avatar
      barryboomer

      All the DACA People should be able to stay here and become citizens FAST....They didn't break any law....their parents did. The Congress needs to write a law today doing this. It is Ridiculous....

      almost 4 years ago
    • geekling's Avatar
      geekling

      @BarbarainBham, Im not so sure that being tossed out of your now chosen home is okay no matter your health.

      almost 4 years ago
    • meyati's Avatar
      meyati

      Or deported from school in the middle of studies---or losing a good job. Trump wants people from India to come here and work, but he doesn't want Dream Workers that have Masters from American colleges to keep working, paying taxes, etc. --- How stupid is that?

      almost 4 years ago
    • meyati's Avatar
      meyati

      The NM State Attorney General Hector Balderas just gave a press conference about DACA. He has already been contacted by the NM State Police about DACA. There is a good share of State police that are Dreamers. As Balderas pointed out- firemen, EMTs, sheriff deputies, city police, and military members are also Dreamers.

      This is like rounding up people of Japanese descent after Pearl Harbor.

      almost 4 years ago
    • BarbarainBham's Avatar
      BarbarainBham

      Geekling and Meyati, I didn't say they would be tossed out of their homes. I said Trump would (and he did) EXTEND the order for 6 months to give Congress time to enact a permanent law, because Congress is the legislative branch. Both parties could contribute, but only God knows if Congress will learn how to function.

      Even Obama in his first term said an executive order for that purpose was unconstitutional, but in his second term he did it anyway.

      It might save you some stress to get your news from somewhere that tells the truth and shows video of Trump speaking, rather than from somewhere that embellishes facts to create a false narrative.

      almost 4 years ago
    • meyati's Avatar
      meyati

      I know about the 6 month period. It's the headline of False News. Meanwhile, here near the border- your news isn't covering local events- where the reality is different than from Trump's mouth.

      I think you understand that Trump doesn't know every single thing that goes on in the US. Meanwhile, I know Dreamers, taught Dreamers----

      Haven't you noticed that Trump says one thing and something else happens? Look at the way trump went after jeff Sessions one of Trump's most loyal followers. Look how Trump attacked McConnel- and you want me to believe that Trump is a decent man. By the way, I couldn't stand listening to Obama's flapping lips, and I can't stand Trump either

      Trump offered a million -his money to help Harvey victims-- I guess that money went the same place that his donations to the military went.

      Hey, I've gone on C-Span and watched Newt Gingrich defend Obama. I've turned in McConnel, trying to understand some of this. All I can figure out is that many Americans made a big mistake, because Trump is not loyal to friends. If trump isn't loyal to friends- why should he keep a promise to anybody else.

      I told you before that I subscribe to some right wing news to try to understand-- a bit right of you--So please don't tell me that I don't watch the correct and true news anymore-- Please- then I won't say things like this

      Meanwhile, my State Attorney general is upset about his police agency and law and order if DACA is ended

      News Flash-- Last night my family did talk about the legality of DACA and Obama's mistakes.

      You have no idea about what geekling and I think or experience. We live in different places- me next to Mexico.

      almost 4 years ago
    • meyati's Avatar
      meyati

      Immigrants have fought and died under our flag since the Revolutionary War. Today, that includes many who were undocumented when they came here.
      Lance Corporal Jose Gutierrez was one of the first to die in Iraq. He came here, undocumented, as a teenager.

      This is from Vote for Vets.

      almost 4 years ago
    • lh25's Avatar
      lh25

      I do get my news from a variety of sources, and try to find complete recordings or transcripts because I know that things can be taken out of context. Hearing all of what Trump says doesn't make me feel less stressed.

      almost 4 years ago
    • BoiseB's Avatar
      BoiseB

      Here is an article my brother shared on FB
      https://www.circa.com/story/2017/09/01/nation/for-dreamers-with-disabilities-its-more-than-a-daca-work-permit-on-the-line
      This whole thing is disgusting. Flood your congressional delegation's email boxes with petitions.

      almost 4 years ago
    • BarbarainBham's Avatar
      BarbarainBham

      Meyati, I was only replying to yours and Geekling's posts before I posted, and I won't comment about all the other stuff in your newest post. Trump extended DACA (only an Executive Order) so Congress could write a law, and he could have let it run out this week/month, so be thankful he extended it. (They've also said courts were in the process of disapproving/voiding it.)

      You're right, Trump doesn't seem to be loyal to Republicans. I think it's because he's a moderate, not an ideologue, and just wants to get things done to help the country, which he's been proposing and neither Republicans and Democrats have cooperated in meeting in the middle. Maybe his deal last night with the Dems will open all their eyes that they need to COMPROMISE to get things done. I hope so.

      I've read there are about 500 DACA in our military out of the 800,000 who are here, and I definitely agree they should receive special consideration. Otherwise, I am surprised that Americans who want more government funding for themselves would want to add more people to divide government funding with---more divisions in the "pie" means less for each. California is an example of that.

      Meyati, by the way, something was actually signed recently that allows veterans to go to private doctors with VA paying. I think it said something about if you aren't able to get an appointment at the VA in a certain number of days. Also I don't know if all VA's have it now, but the Birmingham VA has a Walk-in Urgent Care Clinic (no appointment needed) for people who have an acute illness like a throat infection or flu, etc.

      almost 4 years ago
    • BarbarainBham's Avatar
      BarbarainBham

      1. If and when you decided your opinion on DACA, right now 800,000 people, what were your criteria in deciding---your own emotions, morals, or the country's needs for certain employees, dependents on welfare, or some other criteria?

      2. Since the law has yet to be written, how would you consider tweaking it to reward those serving in the military or tweak in any other way, such as requiring speaking English, etc.?

      almost 4 years ago
    • meyati's Avatar
      meyati

      Barbara--Military tweaking DACA. What part of undocumented immigrants serving in the military since the Revolutionary War? History should be considered in tweaking DACA for the military. True, almost every immigrant serving in the military before 1940 was undocumented.

      So-- why are we trying to ruin a good thing that worked well for over a 100 years?

      almost 4 years ago
    • BarbarainBham's Avatar
      BarbarainBham

      Meyati, I don't understand what you said or what you are suggesting should be done about tweaking DACA? It's only been in effect since the Obama Executive Order. What good thing are you referring to?

      I would suggest that any illegal immigrant serving in the military a specified amount of time with an honorable discharge (or KIA) should be able to attend the required class and be approved for citizenship based on serving.

      However, I don't think blanket amnesty sends a good message to foreigners considering coming here illegally. We've given amnesty and it doesn't work long-term. There's also a question of how many we should accept per year, since many people around the world would like to come here, and we really have enough people to provide for. Work permits could be offered whenever we need a skill.

      almost 4 years ago
    • meyati's Avatar
      meyati

      I am talking about our proud military history. It used to be citizenship to an immigrant and 40 acres after service. Different laws had different names-- DACA was one form of this history---

      almost 4 years ago

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