The Biden administration is doing everything in its power to ensure the preservation of the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program that was instituted under the Obama administration in 2012. This program is extremely beneficial for immigrants as it permits undocumented immigrants that entered the United States as children to remain in this country and work here. According to the Department of Homeland Security, this remarkable program has positively changed the lives of hundreds and thousands of people that were brought to the United States as children. It completely transformed the lives of numerous immigrants by providing them with a pathway to permanent residency and citizenship, and it would be a shame if this impactful program was terminated.
While only Congress can provide permanent protection for these “Dreamers”, the Biden administration is taking the necessary steps to maintain and protect this program. They are making effective policies and additions to DACA to contribute to immigration reform and provide Dreamers with the legal statuses that they have been working so hard to obtain. Unfortunately, a federal district judge in Texas declared DACA illegal in July, but the Biden administration is still working tirelessly to ensure that people can still apply for DACA and be eligible for the program. People all over the country are pushing for Congress to transform immigration law to provide an easier pathway to citizenship for these individuals.