Biden urges Congress to give a definitive solution for the dreamers on the 11th anniversary of DACA

DACA hits the 11-year mark still stuck in court and dreamers are still waiting.

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The program of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, known as DHAKAreached a milestone on Thursday, marking the 11th anniversary of its inception.

President Joe Biden and the vice president Kamala Harris celebrated the anniversary of DACA by praising the contributions of young immigrants, known as "dreamers", They are protected from deportation.

Biden and Harris also once again asked Congress for a definitive legal solution for migrants known as "dreamers" and "dreamers", those who arrived as children, on the eleventh anniversary of the entry into force of DACA, the program that allows them to live legally. in United States

“The dreamers are Americans,” Biden said in a statement in which he assured that his administration is committed to helping them but “only Congress can provide permanent and lasting stability for these young people and their families.”

“Dreamers are Americans. Many have spent most of their lives in the United States. They are our doctors, our teachers and our small businessmen. Dreamers strengthen our economy, enrich our workplaces, and during the COVID-19 pandemic, many have served their communities on the front lines." Biden said in his statement.

Kamala Harris said in her statement: “I wholeheartedly believe in the American Dream. And I believe in our Dreamers. Today, on the 11th anniversary of DACA, I join Byron, Rex, Juana, and Norma in calling on Congress to provide all Dreamers with permanent protections, including a path to citizenship."

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program was approved in 2012, with Barack Obama in the Presidency and Biden as Vice President, with the aim of protecting minors from deportation and giving them permission to work and live temporarily in USA.

The Administration of Republican Donald Trump (2017-2021) wanted to end this program, an attempt that was stopped by the Supreme Court.

Under DACA, youth without legal authorization to be in the US were able to work in the country without an imminent threat of removal.

In the statement, Biden recalled that DACA has allowed more than 800,000 "dreamers" to stay in the United States to work legally, get an education and "contribute their immense talents to improve communities."

He stressed that they consider the United States their "home" because they have spent most of their lives in the country, and have helped to strengthen the economy through their jobs.

Biden recalled that for twenty years different initiatives have been presented in Congress to regularize the situation of the dreamers, something that "the vast majority of the American people" hopes for, but on all occasions "Congress has failed" and the law has not been passed. has approved.

That is why he made a new appeal to legislators to promote a law. “Congress must protect our dreamers,” President Biden claimed.

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