According to several news outlets including the Associated Press, top Democratic leaders are close to making a deal with President Donald Trump to create a law that protects young undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children. DREAMers, as they’re called, were allowed to apply for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals under former President Barack Obama.
DACA has been in the news recently because the Trump administration announced it was going to end the program that allowed DREAMers to legally work in the United States and avoid deportation.
Some DACA recipients can still renew their status if they qualify under the president’s latest guidelines but those applications need to be accepted by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services by October 5th. You can find out if you qualify by taking our eligibility quiz.
FileRight’s DACA renewal application service is free until the deadline. Applicants are still responsible for the government fees of $495.
According to top Democrats Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, they are close to a deal that would protect DACA recipients through a law. Creating a law to protect DREAMers is a permanent solution as opposed to executive orders which can be terminated at any point.
President Donald Trump denied the fact a deal was in the works in a September 14, 2017, tweet that read in part, “No deal was made last night on DACA…”
Trump then tweeted more about DACA recipients including supporting those who are working and serving in the military. He wrote, “Does anybody really want to throw out good, educated and accomplished young people who have jobs, some serving in the military? Really!…” Trump then continued. “…They have been in our country for many years through no fault of their own – brought in by parents at young age. Plus BIG border security.”
Top Democrats have said the deal would not include funding for a border wall but Trump suggests that increased border security needs to be a part of the agreement.