By Eric Fischer
Weeks ago immigration reform, specifically the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), was the hot-button issue, trying to figure out how to handle the DREAMers whether it be deportation or an easier path to citizenship. However, the most recent deadline has passed with no action on either side due to an increased focus on gun control laws, as well as other aspects of immigration policy such as sanctuary cities. US Senator Ron Johnson says he believes that President Trump’s policy proposal for bipartisan support was generous and the DACA recipients need certainty.
Johnson adds that nobody is proposing to completely eliminate DACA and that reasonable limits to family members would help pass the proposal. DACA recipients must renew their application every two years, which allows them to obtain work permits, social security cards, and driver’s licenses without fearing deportation. The next government funding deadline is March 23rd.