The impact that DACA( Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) has had on immigrants and the economy of the USA cannot be underestimated. Since its inception in 2012, the program has helped transform the lives of close to 800 000 young people who came to the United States as children. Most of them are either attending institutions of learning, working or even doing both.
Under the Trump administration, the program faces possible abolishment. With the ongoing review of several immigration policies, speculation as to what will happen to the program is rife. The livelihood and education of the young people under the program is uncertain as is the future of the entire program at large.
Frontera Fund under Lacey and Larking has been instrumental in giving advice,guidance and assistance to affiliate groups that are working for the preservation of DACA. Among these groups is United we Dream(DREAMers), an organization that has more than fifty affiliate organizations under its wings. DREAMers is the largest immigrant organization in the United States with more than 100 000 members. The organization wrote a petition to the Attorney General asking him the Congress to publicly defend DACA.
In a meeting with members of the Hispanic Caucus, Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly acknowledged that the program faced legal hurdles that would require the intervention of parliament to protect it. Members of the Hispanic Caucus, on the other hand, advocated for the passing of the Bridge Act to help preserve DACA.
In the wake of continued threat on immigrants by the Trump administration, organizations such as Lacey and Larking which runs the Frontera Fund will be instrumental in supporting individuals and groups from falling victim of unpopular policies.
One of the proposals put forward is that the program be phased off gradually. Individuals under the DACA program have continuously improved their standards of living by buying homes, cars, creating businesses and furthering education. In light of this, abolishing the program would negate a lot of gains that realized over the past five years of DACA’s existence.
Hussain Sajwani is the chairman of DAMAC Properties Company which is a public limited company. It is an active participant in the Financial Market of Dubai and is headquartered in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. DAMAC properties deal with engineering, construction & architecture and real estate. It is the largest private luxury developer in the Middle East engaging in the development of residential, leisure and commercial properties. Hussain Sajwani founded the company on June 20, 1976.
He took advantage of a decree by the Dubai government allowing non-Emiratis to own property therein to establish DAMAC Properties, a developer of real estate residential apartments. It was because Hussain Sajwani saw foreigners from most western countries as the primary buyers of the flats. In 2013, this company joined hands together with Donald Trump to develop two golf courses branded with the name of the latter. As a show of their unity between the two billionaires or economic titans. The same duo went into the celebration of the New Year’s Eve together also worked together on the Trump International Golf Club, where luxury villas have racked up almost $2 billion in sales.
There were concerns that Hussain Sajwani would influence the leadership of Donald Trump after he became the president-elect considering his close relationship with the Emir of Dubai and his financial links with Trump. Donald Trump then had to clear up the rumors and stated that he would make no deals after entering his term as the president of the United States. On the other hand, this did not worry the DAMAC Owner, Hussain Sajwani who claimed that his ties with Trumps extend beyond the president-elect. Hussain Sajwani indicated that the relations with Donald Trump stretched to his family and that Trump’s daughter Ivanka and sons Eric and Donald Jr were capable of handling the business deals. This relationship also extended to Hussain Sajwani family as the two families often enjoyed visiting each other.
Sajwani who attended the University of Washington is an authority in the field of property development. It has undoubtedly propelled Damac Properties to its success today with luxurious projects in big global cities like London and Dubai. The company has also not been left out in matters to do with philanthropy. For instance, Sajwani gave out an AED 2 million cheque to a campaign meant to clothe deprived children across the world.
To learn more, visit http://www.hussainsajwani.com/.
When entrepreneur Roberto Santiago stepped into the business world, it is unclear whether he anticipated the enormous amount of success he would enjoy. He showed a propensity towards business even at a young age. He received his education from Pio X Marist College and obtained a degree in Business Administration from the University Center in Joao Pessoa. He was very committed to a career in the business field. One of the first businesses that he started as an up and comer, was a cartonnage company. This company would design and manufacture cardboard cartons for a myriad of businesses. It was through this business that Santiago made lasting business contacts and cultivated a reputation for quality products.
After dominating the cartonnage market, Santiago was looking for another challenge. Real estate was something that he had developed a passion for. Santiago saw potential in Joao Pessoa for something new and amazing. He bought a very large plot of land and started to develop an innovative shopping center he would dub Manaira. Manaira was not going to be any typical shopping center however, it was going to be the biggest shopping center in the Brazilian state of Paraiba. In 1987, construction began on the massive building and Santiago’s dreams started to come to fruition. There was nothing stopping him now from colliding the worlds of shopping and luxury together within the walls of Manaira.
Today, Manaira is one of the biggest shopping malls in Brazil and has become a staple in the community of Joao Pessoa. The mall enjoys an overall very positive reputation with residents and travelers alike. In fact, there are some residents who visit the mall daily for their shopping needs. Throughout Manaira the shopping options feel endless and are specifically tailored to cater to individuals of all social classes. From fine dining to fast food, there is also a wide array of eating options that shoppers will find quite interesting and affordable to their own specific budgets.
The crown jewel of Manaira is Domus Hall. Domus Hall is the epitome of all that Manaira stands for and it helps complete the overall atmosphere that CEO Santiago was going for with his grand building. This entertainment space is located on the roof of Manaira and can safely house up to 10,000 individuals. Santiago designed to comfortably host concerts, conferences, weddings, ceremonies, fairs, and exhibits. This massive facility is spread over two-stories with private rooms available on the second floor. This concert hall has attracted quite a bit of attention, not only from Brazilian artists but from international ones as well. Through all his hard work, it is clear that Roberto Santiago was able to create an atmosphere with Manaira that is one of a kind.