President Joe Biden marked the tenth anniversary of the DACA work permit giveaway by touting the migrants’ role in the U.S. economy, even as Americans’ wage gains fall below the inflation rate.
“These young people contribute to our community in ways that are both big and small,” Biden said in a White House video about the foreign population in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, adding:
They’re entrepreneurs who start businesses. They serve in our military. Dreamers are our friends and neighbors and are Americans [in] every way except on paper. It is time to provide them with [the] permanent protections they deserve.
The giveaway of work permits to the roughly 800,000 illegal migrants was announced by President Barack Obama during