The most terrifying consequence of Trump’s DACA order isn’t just ‘no new work permits’
Now that President Donald Trump has officially ended the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, the information of its more than 800,000 recipients can be used against them.
According to The Daily Beast, Homeland Security announced in a statement that information Dreamers provided to prove their undocumented status, including the addresses of their homes, workplaces and schools, will be available to ICE agents in deportation cases.
In Homeland’s statement, they expressed that although the information would not be “proactively” shared with immigration agents, it will be available upon ICE’s request when and if they arrest Dreamers.
“They’re saying we will not give your information unless ICE tells [United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, the agency that handled DACA requests] they need it to deport you, which basically means we’ll give your information out whenever ICE says it’s necessary to deport you,” Leon Fresco, an immigration attorney, told the Beast. “That’s the point.”
“Information provided to USCIS in DACA requests will not be proactively provided to ICE and CBP for the purpose of immigration enforcement proceedings,” the White House’s DACA-cancellation memo reads. “With that said, it can be utilized for such proceedings when appropriate.”