A row over DACA program and Arizona’s act to curb illegal immigration
DACA program introduced by President and act to curb illegal immigration has standing opposite to each other
The row between White House and Arizona State Government is getting tougher with days going by.
Few days back the President of USA had announced that certain group of immigrants who were brought in the childhood to USA will be allowed to stay back for two more years, provided they meet certain age criteria and few other requirements. The program has been termed as “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program” which is likely to allow approximately 2 million illegal immigrants who arrived here in their childhood or at least when they had not completed 16 years of age. They will not be deported for another two years after scrutinizing that they have been staying in USA for years now without any gap.
Governor of Arizona, Brewer has executed a law to curb illegal immigration which would affect at least 80,000 people.
In a recent move, the Federal Court has termed the action of State government to be quite constitutional and finds nothing wrong in implementing it, though it gives the option of suiting a file against the case if someone feels that he is victimized.
Arizona Governor Jan Brewer says, “Arizona will not tolerate sanctuary policies and will now have thousands of additional officers to collaborate with the federal government as state and local law enforcement.”
Officials are allowed to check and verify the papers of any suspect to be sure if someone is illegal or legal. Supporters believe that the law is quite a sharp step to block illegal immigration especially in a state like Arizona where resources are diminishing day by day.
The critics believe that the law would create racial discrimination s people who look different and speak differently will be retained more than anyone else.
Similar laws are there in other states too which enforce upon people to carry a valid document all the time they come out of the home as they might have to show the same at any point of time.
Arizona has wanted to implement such a law since 2010 but could not do so due to blockage from Obama’s administration. Now after court’s verdict they have received the authority to act according to the law they framed.