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Source: El Nuevo Herald is a print and online news source serving the South of Florida.
March 5 has arrived. It's the arbitrary "expiration" date for DACA, which President Donald Trump artificially set. And although the recent decisions of the courts, including the US Supreme Court, allow DACA beneficiaries to continue renewing their permits, perhaps for months, the big question is if the Dreamers who lose their protection or those who don't have it will become targets for detention or deportation by an out of control Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Let's recall that Trump and his administration have repeatedly said that contrary to other undocumented immigrants, Dreamers "don't need to worry", because they will not be a target for deportation. But with the harshly anti-immigrant stance of this administration, who can trust in Trump and ICE? No one. National attention is currently focused on other matters such as gun control following the Parkland shooting. Sadly, just like on other occasions, immigration and DACA are like a bride abandoned at the altar, all dressed up and nowhere to go. As DACA's future is debated in the courts, the reality is that the Dreamers, with or without DACA, continue to be in a dangerous migratory limbo which could turn out to be lethal in the anti-immigrant era of Trump.
Written by Maribel Hastings
Opinion story published March 6 2018.