The controversial lawsuit to block Presient Obama’s executive actions on immigration will prohibit approximately 253,000 immigrants in Florida from applying for the expansion of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA+) and the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) programs.
The expansion would allow “youth who came to the United States as children. Under a directive from the secretary of DHS, these parents and youth may be granted a type of temporary permission to stay in the U.S. called “deferred action,” according to the National Immigration Law Center.
“Many of these children were brought here by their parents as refugees from extreme poverty and violence in their home countries. Others were born here and face the breakup of families through deportation thanks to the Congress’ failure to act,” said Senator Soto (D-District 14) “The attorney general needs to accept the reality that President Obama’s executive order was not only within his constitutional authority but his moral authority to maintain a pathway to citizenship for eligible Dreamers and their parents.”
According to LaOpinion the Florida Immigrant Coalition, implementing President Obama’s recent executive actions on immigration as beneficial for Florida’s families and economy. Implementing the announced Administrative Relief programs, could potentially:
-Allow 253,000 immigrants in Florida to get a temporary work permit. 90,000 are undocumented youth who grew up in our state and 163,000 are parents of U.S. citizens and legal permanent resident Floridians.
– Increase Florida’s tax revenues by $102 million over the next five years, and lead to a cascade of economic benefits across the state.
– Lead to an estimated 8.5% increase in earnings for qualifying immigrants, which would mean increased sales tax revenue for local and state coffers, as the demand for goods and services rises, more jobs would be created, and an increase in wages for all Floridians.
– Stop diverting our scarce resources to detain and deport hardworking Floridians who are the backbone of our agriculture and tourism industries, leaving many U.S. born children as orphans.
“The law is on our side and history is on our side,” Obama said in the Oval Office.”This is something that we necessarily have to make choices about, because we have 11 million people here who we’re not all going to deport. They are American by any other name except their legal papers.”
If your facing deportation or immigration issues, HAWM Law is on your side. We handle all areas of immigration law, whether you or a loved one member is facing the urgency of potential deportation, the long wait for a visa, pursuing a green card, or you have a small to medium size business entities and seeking these rights for their loved ones or employees, we will evaluate your immigration case and help navigate you through the immigration process from start to finish.