Mexico To Continue Aiding DACA Recipients After Supreme Court Ruling
MEXICO CITY — The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA program, offers protection from deportation to thousands of undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. by their parents. And after the Supreme Court ruled against the Trump administration’s bid to end the program, the Mexican government says it will continue helping Mexican beneficiaries.
The 50 consulates of Mexico in the U.S. offer its nationals guidance and assistance if they’re potential DACA beneficiaries, as well as help to obtain their Mexican citizenship documentation.
According to the Mexican government, more than 500,000 Mexicans have been protected by DACA, representing 80% of the total number of beneficiaries.
Mexico says the continuity of the program is a recognition of the value of the immigrant community.
The Mexican government says approximately 205 thousand DACA beneficiaries work in businesses deemed essential during the pandemic.
The Mexican government estimates that DACA recipients and their families pay almost $9 billion in taxes: $5.6 billion on federal and $3.1 billion on state taxes.