This article, written by Tal Kopan, "DACA 'deadline' marks only inaction" was found on CNN published on Monday Mar 5, 2018
This article details the back and forth of the DACA situation. Many agencies including the Department of Homeland security, and almost all of the branches of government are involved in this dispute. Being a topic that has been in discussion for a while, each party has some aspect to the situation that counters anothers.
Pending a decision in Congress, President Trump set a deadline of March 5 to make a decision regarding the status of DACA (or Defered Action for Child Arrivals). The deadline came and went but there was no decision. The Department of Homeland Security would renew some permits but by the 5th permits would no longer be useful. As usual with this back and forth discussion, federal courts ruled against the reasoning for ending the permit renewals and ordered that they continue to renew. This of course brought everyone back to square one in this perpetual cycle. As this debate continues it seems that the only positions are to either delay time to allow for more "discussion" or the more dramatic position of terminating the program effective immediately.
The scene for this situation is Washington D.C.. Of course the effect of it can be felt throughout the country. While the discussion is mainly between the branches of government, there have been demonstrations and protests in the lions den that is Capitol Hill.
This event bloomed into media relevance on March 5th when the deadline expired. It will continue to be a difficult discussion until March 23 but the program could be reinstated for another 3 years until they come up with a decision.
Since the beginning of the Trump Administration, there has been talk of repealing the Obama era policy. Starting in 2012, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals was a policy that granted some young immigrants deferred action for deportation and a permit to work as long as they renewed it periodically. This was looked at as a form of the DREAM Act proposed in 2001, therefore those who fall under DACA are commonly called DREAMers. There have been those that are against and for the policy and this has been much more prevalent now that it is under review.
The people who are affected by this suffer the most. While everyone is tired of the bickering, the victims of this must wait in agony to hear their fate. Even though their position must be unimaginable, if you try to think of their situation you would realize that there is no words to explain what it must be like to be at the mercy of a quarreling government. If they are forced to move to a country where many don't have strong roots it can almost be a death sentence.
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