Monday, January 24

New ‘dreamers’ arrive in NY alone and without documents

The ‘dreamers’ deserve to regularize their immigration status.

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The Congress in Washington DC should take seriously the commitment to debate an immigration reform to avoid that in 10 or 20 years more children who arrived in the country, without their parents, are pending a “Daca” that allows them to call this home. country without fear of being deported for not having the documents in order.

Let us remember that this is the drama that the beneficiaries of the program approved by then-President Barack Obama are still unsolved and that now face challenges in the courts of law.

The comment comes up due to the complaints about the alleged arrival of more than two thousand adolescents and children on night flights, who since August have landed at night, as if secretly, at the Westchester County airport in New York.

The little ones are not to blame, they arrive as clandestines in New York and are soon sent to the homes of relatives in New Jersey, New York or even to temporary homes.

As reported by El Diario this week, the move would have gone unnoticed if it weren’t for the fact that there is a night curfew in that county and residents complained about the noise from the planes.

It is about the arrival of new blood for the nation, children and young people who will soon learn the language and attend school to become the workforce of tomorrow, but who will surely be in the same limbo that some 800 thousand beneficiaries of the program live. Dhaka. They suffer the ups and downs of Congress, which cannot agree on rules on real rights for those who do not know another territory as home, since they were born in countries about which they know nothing.

That is why it is time for Congress to take up the immigration issue, without using it as an electoral issue.

The deferred deportation program for childhood arrivals “DACA” is approaching 10 years in which the “Dreamers” or dreamers have hoped that there are clear rules that allow them to forget about their fears to put education at the service of this country they achieved in colleges and universities where they prepared to become indispensable workers.

But we continue in a debate that nobody understands, because even young people have avoided renewing their permits for fear that the rules of the game will change and they will have to leave the country under the argument that they arrived irregularly.

The drama is that, although they already have “Dhaka”, their situation remains uncertain. And the best thing would be if that is not the future that awaits the thousands of children who crossed the border in search of a better tomorrow, but without documents.

Sofía Villa prepares this column in a personal capacity. He works as Producer Writer en Univision NY and their opinions do not represent Univision Communications Inc.

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