10 Years of DACA: Immigrant Youth & Allies Rally Across the Country to Say DACA is Temporary, Our Home is Here!
Washington, D.C. – Today immigrant youth and allies marched and rallied in D.C. and across the country marking one decade of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. We honored the power building it took to win DACA and the decade-long fight to protect DACA recipients from countless right-wing attacks. Last year, a federal judge […]
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 […]
A Year After We Defended DACA at the Supreme Court, We’re Using Our Power to Win Citizenship For Millions!
Washington, D.C. – A year ago today, immigrant young people and our allies rallied outside the Supreme Court as the Court ruled against Trump’s cruel rescission of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) in a 5-4 ruling. Since then, DACA has remained under attack with a court in Texas set to rule any day now on […]
For 9 Years, Our Communities Defended and Protected DACA. It’s Time to Win Citizenship For Millions!
Washington, D.C. – To commemorate the 9-year anniversary of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and honor the strength and resilience of immigrant youth who have fought to protect it, DACA recipients and DACA-eligible young people will gather near the White House today to demand President Biden and Democrats in Congress deliver on a pathway […]
To Commemorate 9 Years of DACA, We’re Using Our Power to Demand President Biden and Democrats Deliver Citizenship for Millions!
Washington, D.C. – In commemoration of the 9-year anniversary of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program today, immigrant youth and members of United We Dream rallied near the White House to uplift our communities’ calls that DACA is not enough and that President Biden and Democrats in Congress can and must deliver on a pathway […]
Washington, D.C. – Today, President Biden released top lines for his budget request for fiscal year 2022 discretionary funding. As part of his budget, the President’s proposal increases Pell Grants, including making them available to students with DACA protections. Juliana Macedo do Nascimento, Senior Advocacy Manager of United We Dream, said: “We celebrate the inclusion of DACA recipients in […]
Washington, D.C. – On September 5, 2017, Trump tried to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program for the first time. On January 20, 2021, with Trump out of office, DACA is still in place and nearly 700,000 immigrants are protected from deportation because of it. Yet, DACA remains at risk as a current […]