DACA is not only a humane policy, it is a smart policy. It has improved the lives of undocumented young people and their families and has also had a positive impact on the economy generally. Multiple studies from across the political spectrum have demonstrated that ending DACA would the cost the U.S. economy hundreds of billions of dollars.
Still, it’s primarily a matter of fairness and humanity. These young people have been here all their lives. They are, in every way, American kids. Now it falls to Congress to keep DACA in place until legislators can pass a DREAM Act or immigration reform bill that ensures that these hardworking young people can continue to pursue their aspirations and contribute to America’s future.