Morelia, Michoacán. – The president of the Migration Commission in the Congress of Michoacán, Deputy Sergio Báez Torres, held the landmark resolution of the Supreme Court of the United States of America, on ruling 5 – 4 against ending the Deferred Action Program for Childhood Arrivals, known as DACA by its acronym, this by referring to the protection that the program affords to the children of Latin American immigrants who came to the country northern neighbor at a young age.
During Virtual Session, the legislator emanating from the MORENA party, recalled that the DACA benefits more than 700 thousand young «dreamers» to access education and employment. 76 percent of this figure is young Mexicans.
The congressman was therefore pleased with the decision of the American authorities, recognizing the value and work of young immigrants in the United States, who contribute $5.6 billion in federal taxes and $3.1 billion in state taxes within that country.
«The continuity of the DACA program is a recognition of the value and work of the immigrant community in the United States, today approximately 205,000 young Dreamers and in the face of this context of the COVID-19 pandemic, our migrants have been working and supporting in that country in essential sectors to protect health and safety.»
Báez Torres lamented that those who oppose the program, justify their position by securing an amnesty for undocumented migrants, and seeking the deportation of 650 thousand young Mexicans, notticing the benefits that dreamers give to the United States.
On the contrary, he acknowledged all migrants, especially Michoacans who are struggling day by day to move their families forward, taking into account also the significant contributions they make in the US and Mexico, through remittances.
Therefore, the Brownist Mp invited our compatriots to seek rapprochement with the Mexican Consulates, so that they may find support from the Government of the Republic:
«Today I invite all our migrants to approach the Mexican Consulates in the United States so that they may find the support, guidance and consular assistance of Mexico, that never leaves them unprotected and who want them to be where they are, by their own decision or by the pressing needs in their environment, there are possibilities for them So from this precinct my commitment to work to ensure that the causes of migration are diminished, we need more job opportunities, support for the agricultural sector, as well as ensuring the recognition, effective and full protection of their human rights and the fundamental freedom of all our migrants.»