Video: Del. officials: End of DACA could impact economy
Del. officials: End of DACA could impact economy
Tue, 05 Sep 2017 22:00:12 +0000Del. officials: End of DACA could impact economyDel. officials: End of DACA could impact economyhttp://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12487/7075534?cpt=8&wpid=2637WMDTend a federal program that helps shields thousands of young undocumented immigrants from deportation. that program is called the deferred action for childhood arrivals commonly known as daca. this program was started back in 20-12 under the obama administration. and allows undocumented immigrants who were brought to the states by their parents - to pursue careers and study in schools and universities across the united states here on delmarva - one university is feeling the pressure of that decision. 47 a-b-c's lissette nunez joins us live in studio with more. yea ryan that school is delaware state university. this program has givenundocumented immigrants a chance at pursuing an education and career. with this program now ending - officials are worried about the future of their students. and the impact on the local economy. track 1 these are the faces of dreamers. they get this name from being part of a federal program called daca. formally known as the deferred action for childhood arrivals. it protects nearly 800-thousand young undocumented immigrants brought to the u.s. - from deportation. alondra duenas, sophmore at dsu 07:01:56 daca is our lifeline, this is our security 07:01:59 track 2 alondra dueñas is one of 75 students at delaware state university that are daca recipients. however - her degree and stay in the u-s are now in jeopardy. alondra duenas, sophmore at dsu 06:58:53 it's devastating, my permit expires in 2019, so pretty much i don't know what i'm going to do 06:59:00 track 3 which is why officials like senator carper stopped by d-s-u to reassure dreamers - that congress will work to save this program . or put something in place - to keep them here. senator carper says daca recipients play an important role in the country's workforce and economy. <senator tom carper, delaware > 06:31:48 we need you , and the folks who are graduating from here, to bring their skills to the workforce and make our state successful,and our country successful 06:31:57 track 4 however - dreamers are concerned that congress may not reach an agreement - by the time their permits needs to be renewed. opening up the possibility of being sent back to their native country - where some don't feel safe. alondra duenas, sophmore at dsu 06:59:53 it's not safe , my grandpa has threatened by some of the drug cartels out there, so it's not safe.i don't want to live in that environment 07:00:00 07:01:24 this is our home07:01:26 now the trump administration will continue to renew permits for those who status expires in the next six months. giving congress some time to act before any currently protected individuals lose their ability to work or study. president donald trump did release a statement in regards to today's decision. it reads in part - as i've said before, we will resolve the daca issue with heart and compassion but through the lawful democratic process while at the same time ensuring that any immigration reform we adopt provides enduring benefits for the american citizens we were elected to serve. we must also have heart and compassion for unemployed, struggling, and forgotten americans. end quote. ryan? alright thank you lissette. that's 47-a-b-c's lissette nunez reporting live in studio.