Kamala Promises to Protect DACA

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(FeaturedNews.com) – The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program’s 12th anniversary allowed Vice President Kamala Harris to tout the Biden administration’s efforts to protect its recipients. During her remarks, she pointed out that there were Dreamers working in several different sectors including education and the military, and that their work was beneficial to the entire country. She added that the administration was focused on ensuring that those people would be given access to affordable health care and would continue to be protected. 

Still, as Harris pointed out Congress would need to make these protections permanent and pass legislation that would provide a path that would allow these people to gain citizenship. 

In his own statement, President Joe Biden similarly stated that he was proud of the program which started under the Obama administration and has given more than 800,000 people the option to get educated and work legally in the United States. He added that he would continue to fight for Congress to pass legislation that would give them long-lasting stability. 

In support of their stance, Biden’s reelection campaign released two videos criticizing former President Donald Trump’s immigration policies, including his threats to end DACA. One ad, titled “Standing with Dreamers,” features Harris condemning Trump’s “cruel and ineffective” immigration policies, which included family separations and threats to deport millions if reelected. The campaign videos underline Biden and Harris’s dedication to protecting Dreamers and seeking a path to citizenship for them and their families.

This anniversary of DACA comes at a time when the Biden administration is seeking to solidify protections for Dreamers amidst ongoing political debates over immigration reform.

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