In a blog entry that appeared on huffingtonpost.com, Rep. Luis Gutierrez listed the “Ten Reasons Young People Should Come Forward for Deferred Action.”
I couldn’t have said it better myself! The politically correct terminology for those who are now commonly referred to as “illegal aliens” used to be “undocumented individuals”. DACA is an opportunity for some of those people to come forward and “get documented”. Although it does not provide a status to those who qualify, it will allow them to remain in the US without fear of deportation, to obtain work authorization and in most states, apply for drivers’ licenses. In other words…get documented. Down the road there will almost certainly be a way for these individuals to obtain legal status and an eventual pathway to permanent residence and citizenship.