LOGAN – White House Chief of Staff John Kelly said Tuesday that some immigrants may have been “too lazy” or “too afraid” to sign up for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), which is scheduled to expire March 5.
He also said the government would not start deporting dreamers who don’t have criminal records.
Meanwhile, Danny Beus, who leads the Cache Valley Latino organization, said congress needs to do something to help the immigrants.
“It’s not only a human rights issue, but it’s an economics issue too,” he said. “Locally, our economy would really struggle without local and refugee labor. Look at places like JBS, look at Schreiber’s and Gossner’s. Without Latino labor there is no success in our economy.”
A federal judge has temporarily blocked President Donald Trump from terminating the programs protections.