The Case For DACA

Hello, everyone. Yifei He your immigration lawyer. Today, I'll be making the case for DACA - deferred action for childhood arrivals. As everyone knows, there's a huge poor population of illegal immigrants in the United States. A small population of that population consists of the DACA recipients. These are individuals who were brought here through no will of their own, as little as one years old to the United States by their parents. And these people under DACA were granted deferred action from deportation as well as work authorization and a possibility of traveling back home to see their families. So a lot of Republicans and some hard line conservatives, they wanted to take away the rights of these DACA recipients. They're saying that just because you violated the law, even though you were one years old at the time, you shouldn't be allowed to stay in this country, the United States. That you should be sent back, to your homeland. Even though they've never been there before, never even spoken the language there. So here's a case for DACA recipients. First of all, there's nearly a million DACA recipients in the United States, double that haven't even applied for DACA. So there's two million eligible DACA recipients who are eligible but haven't gotten it. Because the complicated process of applying for DACA is way beyond their expertise. And this is where I come in as an immigration lawyer, I can help these DACA recipients obtain their Legal Status. Number two, the annual GDP contributed by these DACA recipients are over $40 billion to the United States. Some of these come from small business owners who hired US employees. Some of them come from taxpayers who work at companies like Apple and Microsoft, and some of them are educated, contributing members of society who offer a great discourse if you speak to them. And give you a great outlook on their perspective on life. And number three, the cost of removing every single DACA recipient out there would number $21 billion. That far exceeds the amount that they're contributing to the economy. So by actually removing them, you're costing the government more money. Whether by holding them, by giving them due process, by sending me on a flight back home. So it makes more sense to just have them stay here to have them contribute to the economy. To have them eventually become citizens. Than to just rip them off from their roots. And morally reprehensibly send them back to their homelands. So again, my name is Yifei He immigration lawyer. We put the Grant in immigrant. Thank you.