The Spanish American League Against Discrimination (SALAD) Calls on the Trump Administration and Congress to Maintain the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program.
MIAMI – September 1, 2017 – The Spanish American League Against Discrimination (SALAD) calls on Congress to maintain the DACA program in jeopardy of being dismantled by the current administration.
The DACA program allows undocumented youth who have a high school diploma, GED certification, are still in school or have been honorably discharged from the military protection from immediate deportation for a period of two years which is subject to renewal. Nearly 800,000 young people, known as “Dreamers” are currently protected by DACA, and are productive members of society.
Thousands of business executives and elected officials have offered that the U.S. economy would potentially lose $460 billion in GDP and $24.6 billion in Social Security and Medicare tax contributions if workers and students currently protected by DACA were faced with deportation.
The Spanish American League Against Discrimination stands with the Dreamers and urges the administration and Congress to not give up on the brilliant minds that can contribute so much to the prosperity of our great country.
The Spanish American League Against Discrimination (SALAD) is a not for profit organization founded in 1974 to advocate for the advancement and recognition of the contributions of Hispanics and other minorities to the governmental, judicial, cultural, educational, and civic fabric of our community.