ICYMI: Immigrant Youth and Allies Held a Week-Long Action to Build Momentum for Citizenship

Washington, D.C,— Last week, the Home Is Here Coalition, along with directly impacted individuals from around the country, participated in a week-long action urging Congress to pass citizenship legislation this year! This comes as a critical time as Republicans are slated to take control of the House of Representatives next year.  The week-long action started […]

Republican Led Court Denies DACA Protections for Over 400,000 Young People

Houston, Texas – Following today’s conference about the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, Texas’ Southern District Federal Judge, Andrew Hanen, and the state of Texas denied over 400,000 young people, including the 90,000 new applications currently sitting at USCIS, from receiving DACA for the first time. He also indicated that he believes the […]

Biden Chooses More of the Same, Leaves Hundreds of Thousands Without Protection

Washington, D.C. – Today, the Biden administration’s Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released a final rule for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program which will be published August 30 and go into effect October 31.  This final rule does not impact the status of current DACA recipients who may continue to renew. This […]

2021 Survey of DACA Recipients Underscores the Importance of a Pathway to Citizenship

Washington, D.C. — For years, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) has protected hundreds of thousands of undocumented young immigrants from deportation and allowed them to pursue their dreams in the United States. However, DACA is not a permanent solution: Undocumented immigrants need a path to citizenship to be fully secure in their homes and lives, and it […]

DACA is Not Enough: The Only Way To Protect DACA Recipients and All Immigrants is for Biden and Congress to Deliver Citizenship for Millions Through Reconciliation

Washington, D.C. – On Monday, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) proposed a new rule for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. This news does not impact current DACA recipients or their renewals, nor does it change or expand eligibility. The proposed rule aims to codify DACA policy, but it also leaves the possibility of severing […]

Republicans Move Federal Judge To Partially End DACA in Cruel Attack Against Immigrant Youth and Their Families

Washington, D.C. – Today, in a vindictive and cruel Republican-led attack against immigrant young people and their families, a federal judge in Texas ruled to “vacate” the Department of Homeland Security’s memo that established the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, putting a partial end to it.  Judge Andrew Hanen ruled that no new DACA applications will be […]

Another Reminder of Why DACA is Not Enough: Processing Delays Keeping Thousands of Immigrants at Risk of Deportation

Washington, D.C. – Earlier this month, 20 U.S. Senators sent a letter to USCIS expressing their concerns regarding processing delays for DACA applications at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Since then, USCIS has released its quarterly report confirming the extreme processing delays of initial and renewal DACA application requests. Between January and March 2021, the agency received nearly 50,000 initial […]