LASA condemns rescinding of DACA, urges Congress pass stand-alone DREAM Act

5 septiembre 2017

On September 5, 2017, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the Trump administration would end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which shields young undocumented immigrants from deportation and grants them temporary legal status, which allows them to work, study and contribute to their local communities. The administration’s six-month “phase out” would end the DACA program on March 5, 2018. The action has created a climate of fear and uncertainty for DACA recipients and their extended families.

More than 80 percent of “Dreamers” were brought to the United States by parents from Mexico and Central America, according to the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA). Many of them were fleeing violence and seeking a better future. Much of that violence and limited life chances is a result of U.S. foreign policy and military, economic, political and covert intervention in the region. They're here, because the United States is there.

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La Asociación de Estudios Latinoamericanos (LASA) es la asociación profesional más grande del mundo que reúne a individuos e instituciones dedicados al estudio de Latinoamérica. Con más de 13.000 socios, de los cuales más del 60% reside fuera de Estados Unidos, LASA es la asociación que reúne a los expertos sobre Latinoamérica de todas las disciplinas y de diversas iniciativas ocupacionales de todo el mundo. La misión de LASA es fomentar en todo el continente americano el debate intelectual, la investigación y la enseñanza sobre Latinoamérica, el Caribe y sus pobladores; promover los intereses de su membresía diversa e incentivar el compromiso cívico a través de la construcción de redes y del debate público.

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