A Federal Policy Directive

875 WordsMay 11, 20154 Pages
After the initial DACA in 2012 there had not been any major immigration law changed or passed. DACA “a federal policy directive announced on June 15, 2012, has created new opportunities for about 1.9 million undocumented youth who came to the United States before the age of 16, have lived in the United States continuously fro at least five years, and have graduated from high school or obtained a GED” (ef4c.org, May 1, 2015). On February 16, 2015 Texas District Court Judge Andrew Hanen who put a ruling on a lawsuit supported by 26 states issued an injunction to delay the executive action set to be implemented on February, 18 2015. United We Dream is confident once the lawsuit reaches higher courts it will be turned down because it does not hold grounds. This action was much supported by the United We Dream not only because it further expanded DACA, which affects DREAMers, but it also positively impacts many parents, though not all. DREAMers were not completely satisfied by the executive action because it excluded most of their parents form DAPA (United We Dream, May 1 2015). President Obama’s action was not a simple measure he decided to take on his own, but based off of political pressures United We Dream and other organizations like CHIRLA have put of the Obama administration. During Obama’s detecting and deporting undocumented immigrants through Secure Communities, the DREAMers used political collectiveness to demonstrate against such anti immigrant policies. First,
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