On Heels of DACA Ruling, Dallas Rally Calls for Comprehensive Immigration Reform

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A Texas judge’s caller DACA ruling sent waves of interest done communities of undocumented immigrants.

In Dallas connected Sunday, galore gathered astatine City Hall for a escaped code rally to telephone for broad migration reform.

Rosario Castillo came to the United States from Mexico 20 years agone and built a beingness housekeeping successful Texas. Just 1 of her children is simply a natural-born U.S. citizen. The others precocious applied for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program, known arsenic DACA.

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The programme has allowed thousands of undocumented young radical who were brought into the United States arsenic children, oregon overstayed visas, to live, enactment and enactment successful the country.

“They applied with DACA but present they are scared,” said Castillo of her children. “Now we don’t cognize what happens aft this.”

U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen of Houston precocious declared DACA illegal. The presumption of those already successful the programme volition not change, and they tin inactive question renewals. But Hanen said the Department of Homeland Security cannot assistance caller applications for those who person ne'er been successful the program.

Hanen agreed with Texas and 8 different states that sued to extremity DACA, arguing that President Barack Obama didn’t person the powerfulness to make the programme due to the fact that it violated what’s called the Administrative Procedures Act.

On Sunday Castillo drove from Houston and joined others successful Dallas acrophobic astir their presumption oregon the presumption of others they know.

Fidel Carbajal came to Texas astatine eleven years old. Now successful his thirties, helium said his beingness and his enactment are each here. He said he’s been denied DACA presumption due to the fact that helium did not fulfill the acquisition requirements.

“I aftermath up each time astatine 5 successful the morning,” said Carbajal. “My enactment is simply a carpenter. Carpenter connected the operation field. We commencement my displacement astatine 7 and sometimes to 9 p.m.”

President Joe Biden called the judge’s determination profoundly disappointing and said it “relegates hundreds of thousands of young immigrants to an uncertain future.”

The President said the Justice Department plans to entreaty the ruling.

Governor Greg Abbott criticized the President’s migration policies.

"I deliberation what the Biden medication is unsighted to, and that is due to the fact that of the administration's unfastened borderline policies. They are enticing millions of young children into a beingness wherever they could beryllium trafficked oregon they could beryllium harmed oregon immoderate suffer their lives,” said Abbott.

Carbajal said helium simply wants to enactment successful the lone location he’s ever known.

“This spot is beautiful,” helium said. “It’s a batch of opportunities.”

As his presumption remains uncertain, helium and others are hopeful inactive for a imperishable way to citizenship.

According to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, arsenic of March 2020, Texas had astir 106,000 progressive DACA recipients.

The House approved authorities successful March creating a pathway toward citizenship for those impacted, but it stalled successful the Senate.

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