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Texas immigrants to detail the life of the DACA ‘roller coaster’

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IF receiver see an uncertain future

Casey Stegall reported, such as the uncertainty about their future of Texas is affected.

Norma Salazar keeps it together during the day-she has, she says, for her children-but at night it is a different story. That is, to cry when the 27-year-old Dallas woman. “What if,” she said, “What should we do if this happens?”

Salazar is one of more than 690,000 recipients of the Deferrered action for Childhood arrivals, or daca, a program that President Obama initiated in 2012. There are some foreign-born children brought to the U.S. illegally to stay legally and work. Each registration allows for a two-year stay, which can be renewed. President Donald Trump ended the DACA program last September.

As lawmakers debate what to do next, DACA recipients, their fate in limbo.

“Are you scared,” Dallas immigration lawyer Martin Valko said. “It was a roller coaster ride for you from the beginning. You can get it. It was taken from you. … What will happen?”

Texas is second only to California in its series of IF-receiver. Valko said, if you want to buy, a humanitarian argument for the possibility of remaining IF-receiver, he said, look at the financial contributions that you make, by living and working in the United States.

“The bottom line is said, you are a part of the economy,” Valko. “The attempt to pull it out of the system, I think do substantial damage.

But others claim DACA recipients cost the country. Mark Krikorian, Center for Immigration Studies, said, “The large, the cost of health care, food stamps, education.”

He added that the Amnesty programs like DACA as an incentive for new illegal immigration and create, “chain migration,” that is, as soon as an immigrant in the United States legally, you shall apply to the members of the family to join them. Krikorkian said he’s not necessarily opposed to the creation of a solution for the IF receiver, but added, “We have other things Packed.”

Salazar said, your story is typical for many of the IF-receiver. Her mother brought her from Mexico when she was a child, was just 10 years old. Salazar went to school, learned the language and eventually went to college and got an office job. At the top of your mind, your mother always said.

“My mother went through a lot to make this happen for me, so I was determined not to be in vain.”

Now, Salazar is a married mother of three. She is scared to death to leave you, your children, your DACA expiration of the term of office. She said, leaving to live in a country that wouldn’t be you know be a disaster for your family, not only financially, but emotionally as well. Her youngest child, a son, has autism.

To leave talking about the possibility, you can hardly find the words, “He needs me,” she whispered. “He needs me.”

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