"We've had a lot of flight of Iowans, young Iowans who've left for bigger and better things and bigger cities; and here we are with the immigrant population filling those jobs that were left behind when other young Iowans left" he said. "But the problem is they are already in the system", Spector said.
"There are lawyers and others that take advantage of the situation to charge for the labor to fill out the application to help out DACA folks with their applications", Barrera said, "up to a thousand dollars, 500 dollars for the labor besides paying for the application fee which is 495 dollars".
"The government has signaled repeatedly it intends to betray that promise", the representative said. "That's very frightening, particularly if you're being deported to a country that you don't even remember, that you don't have any connection with at all", Fines explained.
The person would have to earn a high school diploma, undergo a background check, pay taxes and submit information to the federal government.
It's the same for Marissa Molina. Her status expires next August. Among them, missing her grandfather's funeral. "I learned to serve my community from him".
For the time being, Bernal said they are at a standstill.
Molina is now a teacher at the Denver School of Science and Technology.
She says her dream was cut short."It breaks my heart because I want to fight for people's rights and I feel I deserve the right to be a lawyer no matter if I'm an immigrant or not". "It's my home. I love America", she said. "I think if we didn't appreciate this land and this country we wouldn't be here". "I join my colleagues in requesting that the administration provide additional flexibility for Dreamers while Congress works on a legislative solution".
King said there are 17,000 Dreamers in Colorado and almost 800,000 across the U.S.
After the last announcement of DACA, the DREAM act made another reintroduction, with both Colorado senators Michael Bennet (D) and Cory Gardner (R) backing the act.
Advocates held five DACA clinics in Orange County - in Anaheim, Fullerton, Costa Mesa, Orange, and Lake Forest - to make sure people who were eligible for renewal did renew, she added.
Acting Homeland Security Secretary Elaine Duke said officials might extend the deadline on a case-by-case basis for the fewer than 20 DACA recipients from Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands who have not yet renewed, due to the devastation wrought by hurricanes Irma and Maria. Fernandez estimated that starting March 6, 2018, about 1,400 DACA recipients will lose their DACA status and work authorizations every day.
Democrats and some Republicans will take issue with that. All centering around asking Congressman Tipton to sign the discharge petition to send the dream act to Congress.