Immigrant youths say DACA is a success

NEWARK, N.J. – Obama’s Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is working according to United We Dream – the largest immigrant youth-led organization in the nation.

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) data released Tuesday shows nearly a million total DACA applications have been approved and renewed since 2012.

Among them are Filipino youths with 4,164 approvals and 2,142 renewals.

The data also shows that DACA generated more than $422 million in application fees.

Immigrant advocates say not only are they protected from deportation and were given the permit to work in the US temporarily, a nationwide survey of undocumented youths released in May 2014 also showed that DACA program enabled recipients to become more financially independent.

But advocates say there are millions more undocumented youths who could benefit from Obama’s administrative relief actions, if only the expanded DACA and the new DAPA or Deferred Action for Parental Accountability were not stalled in federal courts.

“Although we have not seen administrative relief happen,” NYIC Executive Director Steven Choi said. “There are accomplishments that we can be proud of, and we need to come together to celebrate those and gear up for an even bigger fight in 2015 and 2016.”

Choi says critical elections are coming up from 2016 to 2018 and it’s up to the voters to choose their elected officials wisely.

“We think this is an absolutely critical opportunity for voters. If you’re an immigrant or allies of the immigrants, step forward and say: Are my congressional representatives and is my president going to be people who are going to be leaders for immigrant rights, to see immigration reform happen, to see administrative relief happen?” Choi said.

The NYIC believes that immigration will remain a key issue in the coming elections.

NYIC’s Thanu Yakupitiyage said, “The immigrant vote is a powerful vote, it’s a strong vote. They cannot keep immigrant issues to the side. We’re already seeing candidates like Hillary Clinton really take on issues on immigration and really speak about that and we really hope that is across the board for all candidates.”

NYIC officials says they are hoping to see Presidential candidates take a clear stand on the still pending comprehensive immigration reform issue.

You may contact Don Tagala at don_tagala@abs-cbn.com for more information.

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  • noz
    6 June 2015 at 4:17 am - Reply

    here we go again, all the bullcraps, what? collected 422 million dollars application fees? are nothing, but propagandas of illegal aliens sucking gullible likely voters, in turn symbiotically sucking illegal aliens. demoncraps use illegal aliens for the hispanic votes is not only disgusting, but time / time again, elected demoncraps have been unproductive on progress for what are good for their constituents. the elected demoncrap politicians must work solely as constituents’ servants, but once the demoncraps get elected, they are into taking care of illegal aliens, their constituents get the short end of the stick, such as their taxes are given to illegal aliens in terms public school, jails, public defenders, anchor babies, to name a few. the busted job market, under obobo have created >92million freeloaders, so that these illegal aliens can take the citizens jobs, without a doubt was the plan of obobo with his DACA, DAPA. as long as the >92million or the 1/3 populous on obobo’s expanded welfares, it dramatically reduced the risk of citizens mobilizations against all of obobo, and his crony demoncraps practice of illegalities. the confused public living off on others hard earned cash, have been indoctrinated of there is no longer any difference between legal aliens, and illegal aliens. the redistribution tax dollars of hardworking citizens / legal aliens to minority freeloaders successfully silence them, not knowing its making their lives miserables, their chances in life of advancing in grabbing the american dreams are slowly, but surely dying right before their eyes. the chicago black religious leader is recognizing the social policies of the demoncraps have done nothing good for the blacks, and other minorities. government welfare programs have pushed the blacks to modern slavery of dependency. the message of self-sufficiency among blacks will never be realized with these illegal aliens taking citizens jobs. why these illegal aliens cannot be deported as written in the immigration laws is to beat the system, through the efforts of obobo / the demoncraps, the commie, socialist sympathizers in all shapes / forms, the medias included disseminating their messages like the dz cancer, that the system is broken / must be comprehensively REFORMED is the biggest PROPAGANDAS ever spread like wildfire, can definitely burn the already struggling americans. any reform of the existing immigration laws only benefits the illegal aliens, who should have been deported in the first place. to radically rewriting the immigration laws to keep these illegal aliens, without question is telling the world illegal aliens are free to violate america’s sovereignty, living lawlessly is bribery to the US government. the history of illegal aliens amnesty have worsen the out of control illegal aliens should be the lesson learned from the past, and must not be repeated by politicians like the killer killery is promoting for votes. so voters beware with these illegal aliens dangerous propagandas.

    • NOZ_R_U_A_terrorist?
      6 June 2015 at 9:41 pm - Reply

      i don’t think nobody reads your long, boring and nonsense, hateful, mumbo jumbo comments on BA. unless of course you are sending hidden messages to your fellow terrorists? is that what you are doing noz?

  • jose
    9 June 2015 at 10:52 am - Reply

    Mabuhay si Barack Obama! Mabuhay ang mga youth immigrants! Mabuhay ang DACA! Mamatay si Delia at si Noz!

    • Delia
      9 June 2015 at 12:23 pm - Reply

      If I understand this correctly , did you say , your dog leak your mommas butt and died ? My condolences .

      • jose
        9 June 2015 at 1:07 pm - Reply

        R u still suffering from cranial inversion? You and Noz better pull your heads out of you *ss*s.

        • Delia
          9 June 2015 at 3:03 pm - Reply

          I am suffering from joy to see you people learning english words from me.I see that no original words from all you trolls ever type here except, copied from my posting. . Soon , I’ll be charging fee or sue for Copyright infringement .

          I’d suggest , You may want to check on taking a stool softner. You seem to be a little tight and rigit.

        • noz
          9 June 2015 at 4:22 pm - Reply

          LISTEN UP BUTT HOLE ILLEGAL ALIEN, YOU SURE LOVE TO STICK YOUR F–K FACE TO YOUR OWN BOTTOM HOLE. YOUR F–KING FACE IS FULL OF YOUR OWN SHITS TELLS ME, YOU ARE SO WELL VERSE ON YOUR ONE LINER ILLITERACY ONLY MORONS LIKE YOU KEPT ON REVERBERATING YOUR OWN GARBAGE. ICE MUST THROW YOU OUT OF THE USA, SO YOU CAN STFU, BAMBOOZLE…………

    • noz
      9 June 2015 at 4:06 pm - Reply

      DACA / DAPA DOA. illegal alien obobo lover boy, bring obobo with you to your hellacious pit crypt. if you don’t ICE will be the one who will throw you down the pit, a deportation best suited you a$$hole criminal.

      • jose
        9 June 2015 at 6:10 pm - Reply

        Dream on biatch… I know the system. I used to work for Homeland Security and it is the people like you who are homegrown, ultra, nationalist who are the real threat to American Democracy. Comprende vendejo! Viva estados unidos!

        • noz
          24 June 2015 at 3:47 pm - Reply

          SO, JUST BC YOU SAID YOU WORKED FOR HS, I AND THE PEOPLE WHO READ YOUR BULLCRAPS ENTRY BELIEVED WHAT YOU CLAIM IS TRUE. ONLY IDIOTS LIKE YOU WILL CLAIM HORSESHITS. NO WONDER, YOU SMELLS OFFENSIVE MANURES ARE MAKING THE READERS NAUSEATED, READY TO VOMIT, THEIR PUKES BOOMERANGING BACK TO YOUR F–K UP FACE, SCREAMING LIAR, LIAR, LIAR, LIAR, LIAR, LIAR, LIAR, LIAR, LIAR, LIAR, LIAR, LIAR, PANTS ON FIRE. LET’S ADD MORE OF BULLSHITS TO YOUR CLAIM, THAT YOU’RE A CRIMINAL, AN ACCESSORY ON ALLOWING ILLEGAL ALIENS ILLEGAL ENTRYS, PWEEEEEEEEEEEE, EXCEPT THE TRUTH, YOU ARE A C R I M I N A L ILLEGAL ALIEN IS WHAT YOU ARE…………ROTFLMAO.

          • Catholic_Againt_ExtremeRightWingNuts
            25 June 2015 at 3:25 pm -

            Your smelly, offensive, shitty comments are making the reader NOZeated! You are a disgraced citizen of the United States of America! These people that you always put down and degrade are human beings. You are inhumane, f-ked up, disgusting extreme right wing nut! What a low life scum you are.

    • Enforcer
      28 June 2015 at 1:01 am - Reply

      @Jose…) If you want to speak your stink Spanish language then go back to Mexico. America English. Idiot..

  • Ice
    28 June 2015 at 12:36 am - Reply

    @Jose&Catholic…..Do you know the meaning of Illegal and Legal? That’s why we have immigration law to enforce. I’m 100% sure the two of you Love to do Illegal things in this country. Jose is fu….king speaking Spanish, go to Mexico and speak your stink Spanish language, idiot. You Catholic…..you are a catholic but you like to do illegal things. Maybe you are molesting the Priest and Nuns in you church. Jose , who is dumb Mexican and has probably UNCUT DICK . These two people love to do Illegal stuff in their lives because they are uneducated not knowing the meaning of Illegal and Legal….

  • Ice
    28 June 2015 at 12:45 am - Reply

    @Jose & Catholic….. ) You two should be thrown out to ISIS and cut their head off.

  • Enforcer
    28 June 2015 at 12:59 am - Reply

    @Jose&CatholicAERWN..)I think you guys have to go back to school and learn the meaning of Legal and Illegal. That’s why every country worldwide have their own immigration law to enforce legally.

  • Enforcer
    28 June 2015 at 1:04 am - Reply

    @Catholic AERWN…) I’m sure you love to do Illegal stuff in your life. Isn’t it? Including molesting catholic Priests and Nuns. Isn’t it true???

  • Enforcer
    28 June 2015 at 1:13 am - Reply

    @Jose & Catholic AERWN..) Don’t talk about immigration law if you love to do illegal stuff in your lives and created illegal things in the country you jumped in. You want to do ILLEGAL things then go back to your own country.

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