WHAT IT IS
WHY IT MATTERS
The fate of hundreds of thousands of people living in the United States remains unclear as Congress continues to fail to create a bipartisan legislative response and plan.
Not their fault
This largely affects younger immigrants who came to the United States as infants or children and had no say in the matter. [The Washington Post]
Fix the system
Some believe the government should be working to correct the broken immigration system, not working to punish Dreamers. [The New York Times]
Against the law
Some believe that amnesty should not be given to those who break the law. A potential consequence of doing so is encouraging illegal immigration. [Procon.org]
DACA allows more working individuals to legally remain in the United States. Some believe that DACA makes it more competitive for citizens to find jobs. [NPR]
Fix the problem
By removing DACA, responsibility shifts to Congress to create legislation that either protects or removes Dreamers. Many believe legislation is better than an executive order. [The New York Times]
9 Republican state Attorney Generals threatened to sue in order to end DACA prior to President Trump's executive order. [The New York Times]
UPDATE: On May 1, 2018, Texas and six other states filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas challenging. DACA [National Immigration Law Center]
WHERE WE ARE NOW
Both the House of Representatives and the Senate are still working to pass legislation.
Pope Francis views DACA as pro-life and has publicly urged President Trump to reinstate the executive order. [The Washington Post]
THINGS TO THINK ABOUT
Is President Trump abusing the executive order privilege, or using it just like President Obama?