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DACA immigration law may come to an end

U.S. President Donald Trump has made a move to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program. The DACA policy is designed to help immigrants who do not have the proper paperwork according to immigration law but entered the United States as minors avoid deportation and become eligible for work permits. In response to Trump's move, immigration advocates in the state of New York are voicing strong displeasure.

The state of New York places an emphasis on the agriculture industry. However, according to the Workers' Center of Central New York, the state would lack this industry and its resulting prosperity if it did not have immigrant workers. About 20,000 immigrants located in Upstate New York currently lack the proper paperwork according to immigration law.

These 20,000 immigrants are currently at risk of being deported. However, Trump has given lawmakers some time to act. A congressman stated that the nation's immigration system has been broken for a long time and needs fixing, so the hope is that legislators can work together to create a permanent solution for those impacted by the DACA program.

Figuring out how to achieve a recognized legal status, such as U.S. citizenship, is understandably confusing due to the many steps involved. The current political environment is unfortunately making this process even more complicated for thousands of immigrations who do not have the right paperwork but are interested in attaining it. An immigration law attorney can provide the necessary guidance with obtaining this paperwork in the state of New York.

Source: twcnews.com, "Immigration advocates fear for CNY workers", Matt Jarchow, Sept. 5, 2017

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