Immigration in the United States is undergoing changes, especially under the reign of the current president Donald Trump, who has not withheld his wrath against immigrants in the U.S. The president seeks to reduce the number of immigrants moving into the U.S. and has stated that national security is one of the major influencers of his bid.
Several organizations have been established to protect the right of immigrants in the U.S. One such organization is the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). This organization was founded by the Obama administration and seeks to allow certain illegal immigrants who entered the United States as immigrants to receive a renewable two-year period of deferred action against deportation and eligibility for a work permit.
The creation of the program was fueled by the increasing number of illegal student graduates in the country. Each of these children has been raised in the U.S. and deporting them from a country they identify with could be inconsiderate. Beneficiaries of the program, popularly known as “dreamers” have continued to enjoy living and working in the U.S. until now. Read more: Phoenix New Times | Wikipedia and Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund
The Trump administration seeks to end DACA and closed down the application for legal status. Donald Trump defended his move stating that it was in the best interest of the nation. According to Trump, immigrants are taking away jobs from American citizens and also require more scrutiny before moving into the U.S. legally. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has not concealed his undying support for Trump, also citing that president Obama had no power to create to issue the executive order that created DACA.
Congress has a window to save DACA by implementing new laws to legalize the organization. According to Trump, President Obama did not have the powers to create DACA, and hence an illegal operation is only creating more illegalities in the U.S. The move has set off protests across the country including some outside The Trump Tower and the White House. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: https://twitter.com/JimLarkin_ and http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/jim-larkin/
Over 800,000 immigrants have benefited from DACA. Officials have announced that those receiving protection under the Obama-era can renew their two-year stay until the 5th of October. Unfortunately, if congress does not rule in favor of DACA, thousands of immigrants will face deportation in 2018 to countries they do not know. Despite angry protests and harsh criticism, Donald Trump maintains that compassion cannot stand in the way of the law.
The Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund seeks to support organizations, such as DACA, that advocate for civil, human and migrant rights. It is our fund’s honor to support groups that provide a voice for the minority in the country, for a better society and laws that treat everyone with compassion.
The founders Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin faced illegal arrests after exposing financial irregularities and mismanagement of the Sherriff’s office by Arpaio. After a national outcry, Lacey and Larkin were released, and the ensuing legal battle earned the foundation enough finances to support civil right groups, especially those defending the Hispanic Community.
It is the hope of the Lacey and Larkin Foundation, that the rights of immigrants shall be defended and decisions made shall help create better lives. For a comprehensive list of the groups we support and what we believe in, kindly visit our website.