Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin are appealing to all of the migrant communities across the United States: they are pleading them to stand behind DACA. DACA is a program signed by former President Barack Obama which gives undocumented immigrants who are 16 years of age and below when they entered the United States a chance to study and work in the country. It stands for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, and it is aimed towards young, undocumented migrants. The program was welcomed by the supporters of the migrants when the former American President presented it to the public, and it was considered as a victory by the migrant community. According to the rules surrounding DACA, the beneficiaries will be given their social security number so that they can work freely within the United States, and they can also go to the school of their choice. In some cases, the DACA beneficiaries are even allowed to drive, and they are given their own driver’s license. Being enrolled in the DACA program lasts for two years, and after the time is up, a renewal must follow suit.
The program was doing well since it was signed in 2012, but after the term of former President Barack Obama ended, the beneficiaries of the DACA program started to worry, especially with the lead of Donald Trump. When Donald Trump won the office in 2016, DACA beneficiaries began to contemplate what would happen to them if the government decided to put an end to the DACA program. It was the Republicans who wanted to end the DACA program, led by nine attorney generals and a single governor from a Republican state. Their point is that the DACA program would only cost the government some money, and it can also be used as a tool for human trafficking. They also pointed out that the immunity against deportation is an enormous problem, and it should end at all cost. The proponents to stop the DACA program are pleading to President Donald Trump to hear their voices and stop the DACA program immediately. The Republicans who wanted to end DACA are very serious about their request, even threatening the President of legal actions if he would not comply.
Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin are now mobilizing different groups who support the migrants. They further explained to the Latino community that once the DACA program stops, more than 800,000 people will be significantly affected. According to one of the leaders in the protests against the discrimination of the people of color, the government is not thinking what the possible outcome of the deportation of nearly 1 million people. They also pointed out that those who are being threatened with eviction and deportation are the ones who contribute a lot to the economy of the United States by being a responsible American Citizen. Presently, Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin are using their $3.75 worth Frontera Fund to help the migrants who will be affected by the sinister plan to end the DACA program.