The MinKwon Center Responds to DHS Decision to Uphold DACA and End DAPA
Queens, New York – On June 15th, the 5th year anniversary of DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) the Department of Homeland Security made two major announcements. First they will not end the DACA program; and second, they officially terminated legislation for DAPA (Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents).
While this departure from the Trump administration’s previous calls to end DACA is welcome news, the facts remain, DACA only protects undocumented youth who meet certain criteria, leaving many under continued threat of deportation. As an organization that has advocated for and assisted over one thousand DREAMers since 2012, the MinKwon Center opposes the Trump administration's anti-immigrant policies and increased raids, detentions, and deportations. MinKwon will continue to fight to keep families together and advocate for comprehensive immigration reform, especially a pathway to citizenship for DREAMers in light of the future uncertainties surrounding the DACA program.
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