Luis E. Juarez-Trevino, a fifth grade bilingual teacher in Dallas, is “DACAmented.”
President Obama’s 2012 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) order make it possible for undocumented immigrants to work legally without fear of deportation. Teach for America has placed 146 “DACAmented” teachers — also known as “Dreamers” — in classrooms, reports Education Week. Will they stay or will they go?
In a 60 Minutes interview, Trump said he’ll prioritize deporting criminal immigrants before deciding about people who’ve broken only the immigration laws. (His estimate of two to three million “bad hombres” is very high.)
Deporting Dreamers makes little sense, says Stephen Legomsky, former chief counsel at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. To qualify for DACA, they’re supposed to be in school or working and have clean records. “As a practical matter, it seems like these folks would be the lowest priority of all,” he said.
Will Trump let people who arrived as children continue to get work permits?