The fifth anniversary of DACA is being welcomed with rallies and protests as many fear this alternative to deportation could end.
Stop in the Casa Alba Melanie the Hispanic resource center in Green Bay and Maria Plascencia will be the first face you see.
Maria and her team work hard daily to help many in our community deal with the reality of deportation. “Some days I have 3 or 4 families that come in and many have family members that has been deported,” Plascencia said.
She believes programs like DACA need to stay in place. According to Maria they not only help immigrants but help add quality citizens to our community.
The program was signed into law by President Obama five years ago and gives undocumented young immigrants temporary relief of deferred deportation and work eligibility. Now the Trump Administration faces a deadline after receiving a lawsuit from attorneys general in multiple states–including Wisconsin if DACA is not dismantled.
The state attorneys general claim the law is not legal and they are giving the Trump Administration a deadline of September 5th do away with DACA. Casa Alba has helped more than 600 families with DACA since 2012.