Thursday, February 9th, 2017

Some Activists Reject DACA ‘Kool-Aid’

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"The policy shift announced by President Barack Obama in June provides a two-year protection from deportation to certain young people brought to this country illegally and the chance to apply for a work permit.  Now the young activist leaders are deciding whether it's worth accepting a deal that falls far short of what they're asking for.  Some, like Martinez, are rejecting the program because its narrow scope doesn't provide a path to legalization or any security for their families. ... Many critics say the policy — which they contend falls short even as a stopgap measure — is a way for Obama to pander to the growing Latino voting bloc ahead of the elections.  "He got away with making it seem like he became our friend," Martinez said of the president. "I'm not going to drink the Kool-Aid."" -