“Letter from 850+ national, state, and local non-profit organizations to President-elect Trump requesting that he continue Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) in light of the public safety, economic, and humanitarian benefits.”
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January 18, 2017 The Honorable Donald J. Trump 1717 Pennsylvania Ave., NW Washington, D.C. RE: REQUEST TO NOT END DEFERRED ACTION FOR CHILDHOOD ARRIVALS FOR DREAMERS Dear President-Elect Trump: On behalf of the 868 undersigned national, state, and local religious, civil rights, ethnic, and immigrant rights organizations, we ask your Administration to continue Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), which provides employment authorization and protection from deportation for certain undocumented immigrants who entered the United States before the age of 16 and have deep familial, economic, and social ties to our country. Supported by 58% of the American public and originally established through a June 15, 2012 memorandum by 1 then-Secretary Janet Napolitano, DACA has become one of our nation’s most successful 2 immigration policy initiatives, providing relief to over 741,546 individuals while fostering economic growth and strengthening national security. The continued existence of DACA is of 3 particular importance in light of the introduction of the Bar Removal of Individuals who Dream and Grow our Economy (BRIDGE Act), which would provide interim relief to this population.4 The protection of these individuals has strong historical bipartisan support, would foster continued economic growth, aligns with your Administration’s national security goals, and would represent a genuine overture to the Latino and immigrant communities. Historically, there has been significant bipartisan support to provide relief for the type of individuals protected under DACA, e.g. young adults and children who entered the United 1 Press Release, America’s Voice, New Poll: Americans Oppose Repealing DACA Program for DREAMers By 58-28% Margin (Nov. 29, 2016), http://americasvoice.org/press_releases/new-poll-americans-oppose-repealing-daca-program-dreamers-58-28-margi n/. 2 See Memorandum from Janet Napolitano, Secretary, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Memorandum on Exercising Prosecutorial Discretion with Respect to Individuals Who Came to the United States as Children (June 15, 2012), available at http://www.dhs.gov/xlibrary/assets/s1-exercising-prosecutorial-discretion-individuals-who-came-to-us-as-children.pd f. 3 U.S. CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION SERVICES, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, NUMBER OF I-821D, CONSIDERATION OF DEFERRED ACTION FOR CHILDHOOD ARRIVALS BY FISCAL YEAR, QUARTER, INTAKE, BIOMETRICS AND CASE STATUS: 2012-2016, 1 (Sep. 13, 2016), available at https://www.uscis.gov/tools/reports-studies/immigration-forms-data/data-set-form-i-821d-deferred-action-childhoo d-arrivals. 4 Niels Lesniewski, Durbin and Graham Set to Introduce Bill to Protect DREAMers From Trump, Roll Call, Dec. 9, 2016, http://www.rollcall.com/news/policy/durbin-graham-set-introduce-bill-protect-dreamers-trump. 1 States before the age of 16. Most recently, this support has manifested through the introduction of the BRIDGE Act by Senators Lindsay Graham (R-SC) and Dick Durbin (D-IL). The BRIDGE Act would provide provisional protected presence for individuals who currently hold or are eligible for DACA, granting employment authorization and protection from deportation. While DACA should continue regardless of whether the BRIDGE Act is enacted into law, its introduction signals the deep commitment that our nation has to these individuals. Preserving DACA also represents a good deal for our nation’s economy. Eighty-seven percent of DACA recipients are employed by American businesses. Critically, forcing businesses, including 5 small businesses, to terminate the employment of nearly one million individuals who they have trained and invested in represents a significant economic disruption, with employers estimated to incur $3.4 billion in turnover costs. Terminating the employment authorization of 741,546 6 individuals—87% of whom are employed—would lead to the loss of $24.6 billion in Social Security and Medicare contributions over a decade. Furthermore, ending DACA would destroy 7 a staggering $433.4 billion from the GDP cumulatively over a decade.8 Importantly, the continued implementation of DACA represents sound policy to significantly improve our nation’s national security and public safety. In terms of national security, the Armed Forces rely on DACA recipients who are fluent in critical languages or possess medical professional skills essential to the defense of our nation to serve. Moreover, DACA recipients, 9 by definition, have all been individually vetted for criminal, public safety, and national security concerns. In terms of public safety on our nation’s roads, DACA has reduced the number of 10 unlicensed drivers on our roads, with 90% of DACA recipients obtaining a driver’s license or state identification card as a result of DACA. Moreover, access to driver’s licenses and vehicles 11 5 Tom K. Wong, et. al, New Study of DACA Beneficiaries Shows Positive Economic and Educational Outcomes, CENTER FOR AMERICAN PROGRESS, Oct. 18, 2016, https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/immigration/news/2016/10/18/146290/new-study-of-daca-beneficiaries-s hows-positive-economic-and-educational-outcomes/ [hereinafter “Wong”]. 6 Jose Magaña-Salgado, Money on the Table: The Economic Cost of Ending DACA, IMMIGRANT LEGAL RESOURCE CENTER, Dec. 2016, https://www.ilrc.org/report-daca-economic-cost. 7 Id. 8 Philip E. Wolgin, The High Cost of Ending Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, CENTER FOR AMERICAN PROGRESS, Nov. 18, 2016, https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/immigration/news/2016/11/18/292550/the-high-cost-of-ending-deferredaction-for-childhood-arrivals/. 9 U.S. ARMED FORCES, U.S. ARMY, Military Accessions Vital to the National Interest (MAVNI), http://www.goarmy.com/benefits/additional-incentives/mavni.html (Last accessed Nov. 17, 2016). 10 See U.S. CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION SERVICES, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, Frequently Asked Questions (June 15, 2015), available at http://www.uscis.gov/humanitarian/consideration-deferred-action-childhood-arrivals-process/frequently-asked-ques tions (V. Criminal Convictions). 11 Wong, supra note 5. 2 is directly related to increased public safety through an increase in insured and licensed drivers. 12 Finally, the continued existence of DACA would represent a serious overture to the Latino and immigrant community. Forty-one percent of DACA recipients have immediate family members who are over the age of 18 and U.S. citizens, 80% of whom are registered to vote. DACA’s 13 continued existence represented a significant motivator for Latino voters in the recently concluded 2016 elections and, likely, in future elections as well. Ending DACA would adversely 14 affect DACA recipients and their U.S. citizen relatives in every state, including Florida (29,384), Arizona (27,088), North Carolina (26,752), Nevada (12,503), Virginia (11,319), Wisconsin (5,118), Michigan (4,215), and Pennsylvania (3,646).15 DACA represents one of our nation’s most successful immigration initiatives. Ending DACA would cause the unprecedented disruption to nearly one million individuals who contribute to our economy, have deep ties to our community and consider themselves American. As you said in your election night victory speech, “I pledge to every citizen of our land that I will be president for all Americans.” Preserving DACA would be a powerful first step toward fulfilling 16 that promise. Thank you for your consideration of this request. If you have any questions, please contact Jose Magaña-Salgado at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-777-8999 or Jill Marie Bussey at email@example.com or 301-565-4844. Sincerely, National Organizations AASA, The School Superintendents Association AJC Chicago Alianza Americas Alliance for Citizenship Alliance of Business Immigration Attorneys 12 Id.; Sarah E. Hendricks, CENTER FOR AMERICAN PROGRESS, Living in Car Culture Without a License, April 24, 2014, https://www.americanimmigrationcouncil.org/research/living-car-culture-without-license. 13 Wong, supra note 5. 14 LATINO DECISIONS, America’s Voice/LD 2016 National and Battleground State Poll – (Field Dates August 19 -30) 9-13, http://www.latinodecisions.com/files/5914/7318/6856/AV_Wave_2_Wave_2_Natl_7_State_Svy_Release.pdf. 15 U.S. CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION SERVICES, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, NUMBER OF I-821D, CONSIDERATION OF DEFERRED ACTION FOR CHILDHOOD ARRIVALS BY FISCAL YEAR, QUARTER, INTAKE, BIOMETRICS AND CASE STATUS: 2012-2016, 1 (Sep. 13, 2016), available at https://www.uscis.gov/tools/reports-studies/immigration-forms-data/data-set-form-i-821d-deferred-action-childhoo d-arrivals. 16 Transcript: Donald Trump’s Victory Speech, N.Y. 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