No consideration was given “to the disruption . . . on the lives of Daca recipients, let alone their families, employers and employees, schools and communities . . . ”
The quote is from a ruling by a federal judge staying Trump’s order to end the DACA program until the courts complete a proper review of the order.
DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) permitted the “Dreamers” to remain in this country to study and work. Dreamers are young people brought to the United States as children, who have grown up in this country.
The judge’s ruling highlights the upheaval caused by other sudden orders to deport thousands of people established for years in the United States.
These include certain Nicaraguans and Haitians. These groups were allowed to remain in this country for humanitarian reasons when natural disasters devastated their homelands.
Despite the hardship caused by Trump’s orders to the people involved (as well as the countries they would return to) many who voted for Trump support him.
I understand the broken immigration system this country has had for decades. Assigned to U.S. embassies and consulates overseas, I saw its shortcomings in the lives of the people we met every day in our work.
However, the harming of law abiding, productive members of American communities is a horrible start to immigration reform.