Trump's Immigration Policy: DACA protections in exchange for border wall funding



Published on January 20, 2019

Orlando immigration attorney Nayef Mubarak talks to News 13 about President’s Trump offer regarding DACA protections in exchange for border wall funding.


DACA protections in exchange for border wall funding

Channel 13 News (CH13N): We're hearing reaction from president Trump's offer regarding DACA protections in exchange for the border while funding. Instructor news 13 reporter Matt Fernandez spoke with local DACA recipient living in Central Florida who says they have a lot on the line.

Ivan Vasquez, DACA recipient (IV): Growing up I feel like Florida was my home and I still feel like Florida is my home.

CH13N:  Ivan Vasquez has lived in Central Florida for 15 years. He says he works hard to earn a living at the Farmworkers Association.

IV: We're not in any shape or form in the path to becoming citizens, even if Congress, I mean the Democrats are the majority of Congress was in favor of this it wouldn't solve our problem.

Nayef Mubarak (NM): Although I don't believe anybody thinks that three year is an actual fix for these DACA recipients, courts are not allowing him to end DACA program just yet. So what he's offering is actually nothing new.

CH13N: Nayef Mubarak is an immigration attorney. He agrees the lack of a path of citizenship on the table just keeps DACA recipients stuck in limbo without a permanent solution.

NM: It would be unfair to use any type of human being or these young children as a bargaining chip or tool. I mean, we need to find a solution for these children and it shouldn't be used as a matter of political gains for either party. This is a humanitarian issue. These young adults only know life in America.



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