Good news for immigrants! While Democrats use them to push their partisan political agenda, President Trump and his team are continually working to come up with a deal that will satisfy everyone — and he seems to have done just that without any input from the Democrat Party whatsoever.
DACA — Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals — was set up to protect children who were brought to this country illegally, but it was quickly abused by illegals who lied about when they came to the United States. Because of this, Republicans have wanted to see reform happen, and Trump’s plan is spectacular.
If Democrats decide to stop their partisan bickering, illegal aliens who were brought here by their parents as children will receive protection from deportation and even be granted a work permit if:
- You were under 31 years old as of June 15, 2012;
- You first came to the United States before your 16th birthday;
- You have lived continuously in the United States from June 15, 2007 until the present;
- You were physically present in the United States on June 15, 2012 and at the time you apply;
- You came to the United States without documents before June 15, 2012, or your lawful status expired as of June 15, 2012;
- You are currently studying, or you graduated from high school or earned a certificate of completion of high school or GED, or have been honorably discharged from the Coast Guard or military (technical and trade school completion also qualifies); and
- You have NOT been convicted of a felony, certain significant misdemeanors (including a single DUI), or three or more misdemeanors of any kind. Consult with an attorney about ANY contact you have had with law enforcement or immigration authorities.
Illegals will have to prove that they were physically in the United States on 6/5/2012 as well as provide a copy of their birth certificate, passport, and/or their school ID as well as evidence of continuous residence in the United States for a period of five years or more. They will also need proof they are in school, have a high school diploma or GED, or were honorably discharged from the US military. In addition, they must prove they entered the United States before age 16 and that they are not ineligible because of a criminal conviction.
All in all, this sounds like a great deal the Democrat Party should take — but since it was Trump’s idea, they won’t support it at all.