800,000 Young Immigrants' Futures Are On The Line
So what are Trump and Congress doing about it? 1d ago Young, undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children have been fighting for months for their right to continue to live in this country. These 'œDreamers' have organized and even taken to the streets But many Republicans want to end the program, created in 2012 by President Obama, altogether. In fact, last year a group of state officials threatened to sue the Trump administration if they didn'™t end DACA by September 5. Although Trump himself called the decision 'œvery, very hard to make,' he ultimately called on Congress to pass a replacement for DACA. He gave lawmakers six months '” a March 2018 deadline '” to come up with a solution before he would phase out DACA protections for good. First of all, how do Dreamers feel? "We need to stop putting Dreamers through a game of mental gymnastics," Leezia Dhalla, a Dreamer herself and press manager of the organization FWD.us, told MTV News. "When my DACA expires in less than four months, my entire life will be turned upside down. Without congressional action, I am going to lose everything I've worked so hard for, including my job, my apartment, my lifestyle, and the peace of mind that comes with knowing I will not be deported from the country I've called home for more than two decades." What's Congress doing about this DACA dilemma? say they won't support a government spending bill unless Congress can reach an agreement about DACA and more generally address immigration at the same time. This means Democrats could potentially shut down the government over the issue.