Over the course of the time in The White House of President Donald Trump much has been made of the DREAMers programs which were set for renewal every two years but has so far been blocked by the Trump Administration during its latest renewal period. The Frontera Fund of Larkin & Lacey has been a vocal supporter of DACA, the act responsible for creating the DRFEAMers program which the fund believes has done little but add to the U.S. economy.
One of the main aims of The Frontera Fund is to educate the general public about the true facts about DACA instead of the myths and half-truths told by many conservative commentators and Web sites. DACA was originally created to provide protection for those under the age of 31 who were brought to the U.S. illegally by their parents as minors; as these children had no choice in making their way to the U.S. illegally the U.S. Government decided to provide some form of protection from deportation for those who applied and met certain criteria.
The Frontera Fund reports around 95 percent of the DREAMers taking part in the program are either employed or in some form of education providing a boost to the U.S. economy in terms of paying taxes and playing a role in the consumer economy. The Frontera Fund is the humanitarian group established by Michael Lacey and James Larkin following their controversial, unlawful arrest by right-wing Sheriff Joe Arpaio resulting in a major compensation claim against the Sheriff and his Maricopa County office. Ever since the election of President Donald Trump, The Frontera Fund has been working to ensure news of the policies of the Administration has been brought to the public when it concerns the border states with Mexico.
One of the major pieces of news reported by The Frontera Fund is the fact the Attorney General of Texas has threatened legal action against the Trump Administration should DACA be renewed for a further two years. In total, Attorney Generals and Governors from nine traditionally GOP-controlled states signed the letter threatening legal action should DREAMers have their protections extended for two more years.
As one of the leading humanitarian groups working in the border states of the U.S., The Frontera Fund has been bringing together members of DREAMer communities with activists and experts who are now working together to try and extend DACA into the future. Those who are already part of the DACA program can seek to extend their stay in the U.S. but those looking to take part in the program for the first time are currently barred from applying.