Nth the The Southern District of Texas Court’s decision to declare the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program unconstitutional, according to our nation’s Secretary of State
noted with great concern announced a timely follow-up of the impact of this ruling to provide updated information to the Mexican communities in the neighboring country, as well as the reinforcement of legal assistance and consular protection for those who, as a result of the resolution, find themselves in a state of extreme defenselessness: the dreamer Migrants who came to the United States as children and whose expulsion from the country has become an obsession for the xenophobic and racist parts of the United States since the presidency of Donald Trump.
As you may recall, DACA was created in 2012, during the time of Barack Obama, to allow this segment of the population to live and work in the United States, but the program has been out of shape since 2017, when Trump suspended it
arbitrary and capricious, as Supreme Court President, conservative John Roberts, said three years later when that highest court decided in a narrow five-to-four vote to keep DACA in place. It was declared illegal again in October last year, barring new applicants from accessing the program’s protection. The order issued last Wednesday by Texas federal judge Andrew Hanen is just the latest episode in a difficult legal battle that has left some 650,000 benefit recipients unprotected and insecure.
To be sure, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals was not a comprehensive solution to the structural abuse suffered by illegal migrants in the neighboring country. It was a humanitarian solution aimed at correcting at least one of the most abnormal aspects of immigration law, which makes it legal to expel a person from the United States even if they have lived there for a large part of their life. But in the absence of comprehensive immigration reform, which should have been passed several decades ago, DACA represents at least a modicum of security for hundreds of thousands of young people who study and work in the United States today, unaware of any other national reality; To deprive them of this protection is simply an act of barbarism.
On the other hand, the renewed activation of the sword of Damocles of deportation against them harms the social fabric and the US economy, since, as the State Department emphasized, the young compatriots are protected by the program
They have contributed significantly to the economic, social and cultural development of the United States and provide an invaluable link to our country..
Hopefully, the reactionary and phobic political environment that has prevented progress in the neighboring country’s immigration policy will wake up to the importance that immigrant communities have and will continue to have on the economy and life in general and stop sabotaging DACA and to torpedo the passage of a reform that would facilitate the integration of foreigners in the United States. And it is imperative to immediately activate consular protection measures and establish ex officio defenders in the network of Mexican consulates to help threatened compatriots protect their basic rights.