No Changes Yet for DACA Recipients, But Situation Remains Dangerous. Support for Renewal Fees Urgently Needed
For Immediate Release
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Washington, DC – This afternoon, Washington, DC District Judge John Bates ruled that Trump’s decision to end DACA was wrong. The judge has given all parties in the case until August 23rd to respond, which means only DACA renewal applications continue to be accepted by USCIS.
The situation for DACA beneficiaries remains dangerous and unstable as we do not know how the administration will respond and there are other court cases in progress.
Young people and families who need information on whether they or their loved ones can renew or if they need support should visit www.RenewMyDACA.com. Those interested in donating to help pay for renewal fees should visit this Donate Page. Every dollar donated goes to help immigrant youth renew their DACA.
Greisa Martinez Rosas, Deputy Executive Director of United We Dream and DACA beneficiary said:
“We have always known that DACA is right and Trump’s decision to end it was wrong. Tonight, Judge Bates reaffirmed those facts.
For DACA beneficiaries like me and my sisters, the message is this: there are no changes to DACA, but if you are able to renew, now is the time to do it.
And for those who care about the future of immigrant youth in this country, we need your help paying for renewal fees. United We Dream has helped over 3,000 immigrant youth pay for their DACA renewal fees, but our waiting list for financial assistance continues to grow while the window during which youth can apply could change very soon.
As Trump tries everything he can to kill protections and feed more immigrants to his deportation force, Congress must vote to defund the deportation agencies and pass legislation to protect immigrants in a way that is permanent and clean.
In the face of uncertainty and danger, immigrant youth and our allies are determined to #LiveUnafraid and continue our fight to defend our communities.”
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.