And this certainly means a celebration for such young immigrants.
DACA’s high approval for Oregon immigrants—Young undocumented immigrants living in Oregon are a happy lot.
Reason? The Obama administration’s DACA(Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals) program has allowed young undocumented immigrants in Oregon not just an opportunity for a deferred deportation but a much valuable chance to come out of the shadows for leading a fulfilling life.
US administration’s DACA initiated last year for undocumented aliens has achieved a high rate of approval for immigrants in Oregon. Such immigrants will get US work permits and a temporary suspension of their deportation from the US.
What is DACA--The program named DACA was initiated by the Obama administration last year, thanks to an executive order passed in the month of June. It facilitates undocumented immigrants in the age group between 15 and 30 years who had arrived to the US with their parents unlawfully.
The program covers undocumented immigrants living in the US since the year 2007(brought unlawfully by their parents to the US when they were children) and offers a temporary suspension of the deportation of such immigrants(who get approved under DACA).
Immigrants get twin gift—a deferral and a US work permit—What else could one ask for from the US administration?
The DACA has offered an increasingly large number of undocumented immigrants not just a deferral but another much valuable gift—that is, a US work permit.
As per the details, such a US work permit will be valid for a period of two years. And that’s not all. Such US work permit will be renewable too.
So, that’s something great for improving the lives of those who were brought to the US unlawfully by their parents. For long, such undocumented immigrants have been denied an opportunity to lead normal lives. They were not allowed to work in the US legally.
And there was always a fear of getting caught by the US authorities and facing an imminent deportation.
Official figures by the author of the report undertaken by the Brookings Institution Audrey Singer reveal that around 7,900 applicants were from Oregon. And around 80 percent have received an approval till date, the figures further maintain. Most of such immigrants were of Mexican origin.