Lately, Dreamer Immigration Laws have been a hot topic dominating the media landscape and all immigration lawyers for dreamers know it’s not likely to go away anytime soon. However, now there appears to be some hope on the horizon. After the Trump administration announced in September it would end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program—also known as DACA—the future for those affected has remained cloudy and uncertain. Now, well-known businesses have come together to find a solution.
Business Campaign Launched to Support U.S. Dreamers
More than 60 companies and trade organizations will be launching a campaign to support protections for Dreamers in the United States. The major businesses have recently announced a digital ad campaign they say will push for “bipartisan legislation that gives Dreamers a permanent solution this year.” The initiative is called the Coalition for the American Dream and it includes some of the biggest names in the business sector, including Amazon, Apple, Facebook, General Motors, Google, Hewlett Packard, IBM and Microsoft.
DACA Law Helps Support the United States Economy
DACA was first introduced during Barrack Obama’s presidency. The Obama-era policy allows young adults who arrived in the U.S. as children to apply to defer potential deportation and legally reside in the United States for up to two years. After that period, under the original policy, dreamers didn’t have to leave the country. They could apply for renewal. Now, the future of their status and of DACA is murky. However, many of those who support DACA believe letting dreamers stay will help boost the U.S.’s economy.
“If Congress fails to act, our economy could lose $215 billion from the national GDP and $24.6 billion in Social Security and Medicare tax contributions. They are part of why we will continue to have a global competitive advantage,” other companies who belong to the coalition wrote in an ad published in Politico on Thursday. They include the American Hotel and Lodging Association, the National Retail Foundation and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
The DACA program allows its roughly 690,000 recipients – commonly referred to as the Dreamers — to obtain valid driver’s licenses, enroll in college and legally get jobs. They not only contribute to society, but also the economy by paying income taxes. The Trump administration set a six-month deadline for Congress to keep its protections in place before recipients start losing their status and face deportation. Many of the organizations that signed on to the new campaign have previously voiced their support for DACA and hundreds of business leaders signed a letter last month defending the program.
Greensboro Immigration Lawyer Protecting Dreamers
If you or anyone you know in the Greensboro, Winston-Salem, Burlington, and surrounding NC Triad areas has any questions or concerns about the DACA program or the new push to find common ground, Neelam Bhardwaj can help provide the proper information and represent you if you need legal counsel. An immigrant herself, Neelam is considered one of the top Immigration lawyers in Greensboro and has over 20 years of experience practicing immigration law. Contact the Immigration Offices of Neelam Bhardwaj today to see how she can help!