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Fate of DREAMers and Trump's Guarantee of Safety

The Trump administration has made immigration reforms a cornerstone of their campaign promises, but the president has made promises to those in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, stating that they are safe from the sweeping reforms. DREAMers, or those who are enrolled in the program, were told that they aren’t a priority for the Trump administration. Even with their safety guaranteed, many DREAMers are still concerned for their futures in the U.S.

The Reality of DACA

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, known as DACA, is a program that was introduced in 2012 to help immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as young children. Called DREAMers, these immigrants can request deferred action for a period of two years, which can be renewed. In addition to protecting DREAMers from removal, DACA also provides authorization to work in the U.S. DACA does not provide legal status, but it will defer removal proceedings.

Under the Trump administration, however, immigrant communities have seen a steep rise in immigration-related arrests. Among those arrested were immigrants who are enrolled in DACA, and should be protected from removal proceedings until their program status expires. Immigration attorneys argue that these arrests and subsequent deportations are in direct violation of DACA. The Trump administration has not commented on these arrests, but they are maintaining that DACA will still protect those who have not committed a crime or are otherwise a threat to the public.

Have Questions About DACA? Ask Our Lake Charles Immigration Lawyer - (337) 214-0670

The latest immigration policies have raised many questions, especially from those who are enrolled in DACA. Our Lake Charles immigration attorney is prepared to advocate for you. Our highly-qualified legal team is dedicated to helping your family reach your dreams and gain lawful status in the U.S. At Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP, we are ready to answer any questions you or your loved ones may have about the latest immigration changes.

Don’t hesitate to get answers to your questions. Contact our offices to schedule an initial consultation by calling (337) 214-0670.