Most Immigrant Youth Remain Unprotected As Nearly 1,000 Plan To Mobilize on March 5th to Demand Immediate Action from Congress
For Immediate Release
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Washington, DC – Today, the United States Supreme Court announced that it will not take up the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) case as Jeff Sessions and the Department of Justice requested. Following the two federal court injunctions in California and New York, the case will now have to follow the normal appeals process, giving immigrant youth who currently have or have had DACA more time to submit renewal applications.
Immigrant youth with questions about what this decision means to them should visit United We Dream’s Facebook page here.
Greisa Martinez Rosas, Advocacy Director at United We Dream and potential Dream Act beneficiary explains what this decision means for immigrant young people:
“The SCOTUS decision allows immigrant youth who have had DACA or currently have DACA status that is expiring more time to renew, which is a relief for some in our community. If you believe you may qualify for a renewal, United We Dream has answers to many frequently asked questions that will help you on our Facebook page.
“Today’s decision does not mean that all immigrant youth are safe. We will continue to be attacked by bullies like Donald Trump, Jeff Sessions and the Justice Department whose only goal is to make sure not a single undocumented immigrant is protected, so that they can continue to forcefully remove us from our homes.
“Our community needs a permanent solution like the Dream Act, which protects immigrant youth without hurting our families and community. We need it for 10-year old Rosa Maria who was detained by deportation agents on her way to the hospital and for high school student Dennis who ended up in a detention camp when he stood up to a bully at school.
“On March 5th, our community and allies will mobilize nearly a thousand people to Washington because we believe that a breakthrough that protects immigrant youth, but doesn’t harm others, is needed now. We will not stop fighting until all immigrant youth and our families can live with safety and dignity.”
United We Dream is the largest immigrant youth-led organization in the nation, a powerful network made up of over 400,000 members and 48 affiliate organizations across 26 states. UWD’s vision is to build a multi-racial, multi-ethnic movement of young people who organize and advocate at the local and national levels for the dignity and justice of immigrants and communities of color in the United States.