DACA recipients lose permission to work amid application backlog

Article CAIRCO note: 
From article: Rep. Joe Neguse of Colorado, along with other Democratic colleagues, sent a letter to Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas underscoring the importance of work permits for DACA recipients.
Article author: 
Priscilla Alvarez
Article publisher: 
CNN
Article date: 
July 14, 2021
Article category: 
Colorado News
Medium
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[...] It's been a turbulent few years for beneficiaries of DACA, after the Trump administration tried ending DACA in 2017. That move faced immediate legal challenges and was eventually blocked by the Supreme Court last year.

Roughly 13,000 renewal cases have remained pending for longer than four months, according to USCIS correspondence obtained by CNN...

DACA was intended to provide temporary reprieve to a slice of the undocumented [illegal alien] population in the absence of legislation. But it's now dragged on for nearly 10 years and despite the Biden administration's pledges to fortify the program, recipients are getting agitated....

On Tuesday, Rep. Joe Neguse of Colorado, along with other Democratic colleagues, sent a letter to Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas underscoring the importance of work permits for DACA recipients and requesting additional information on processing, given concerns over the backlog...

CAIRCO Notes

As of Sept. 4, 2017, we had 689,800 active DACA recipients per U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. See their fact sheet.

Federal judge orders DACA program to halt approval of new applications, Fox 11, July 16, 2021.

Right on the heels of U.S. federal judge ruling that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is illegal is this tidbit. "Mexico regrets U.S. judge's decision on DACA - ministry." It continues on, stating "The Mexican government regrets the decision by a U.S. judge that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program violated U.S. law when it was created, a senior foreign ministry official said on Friday."

Interesting... where did Mexico get the idea they have any influence on American laws and policies? Their entry, exit and visa laws are swift and absolute. We should perhaps model them. Including the fact they print those laws and rules in their language (Spanish) only.

Texas Federal Judge Rules Obama’s DACA Program Illegal, Blocks New Illegal Alien Applicants, Breitbart, July 16, 2021.