DACA – We should not penalize these now adults holding jobs, owning homes, raising families, productive members of our country just because their parents brought them illegally into our country. Former President Obama was compassionate and realized the value these people have since contributed to our country when he passed the executive order allowing them to stay.
But we must not forget the wording of this order and that it does specifically state deferred action for a period of two years subject to renewal and does not provide lawful status.
As usual and typical of our government we do things half ass and although our former President had good intentions he only prolonged the inevitable.
What Is DACA:
On June 15, 2012, the Secretary of Homeland Security announced that certain people who came to the United States as children and meet several guidelines may request consideration of deferred action for a period of two years, subject to renewal. They are also eligible for work authorization. Deferred action is a use of prosecutorial discretion to defer removal action against an individual for a certain period of time. Deferred action does not provide lawful status.