The Daily Beast reports: For DREAMers, Trump’s presidency could be a nightmare.
Almost a million undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children trusted the federal government with their personal information — including their home addresses — so they could gain temporary protection from deportation.
But under the Donald Trump administration, that could make them targets; in a brutal twist of irony, their faith in American institutions could actually increase their risk of being forcibly removed from the country.
DREAMers are the undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as minors, haven’t committed any crimes, and could get temporary work permits and protection from deportation through Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (known as DACA). Under the Obama presidency, DACA was a godsend; it meant DREAMers who built their entire lives in the U.S. could stay without fear. It made it easier for them to get jobs and plan their futures.
They trusted their government. And now, that government is about to change. [Continue reading…]