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 […]

President Biden’s Expansion of Pell Grants Will Provide Welcomed Relief for DACA Recipients

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 […]

DACA Outlasts Trump; Immigrant Youth Are Undeniable and Here To Stay!

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 […]

Immigrant Youth and Allies Helped Over 4,700 Undocumented People Cover DACA Application Fees

Washington, D.C. – Since a federal judge ordered the U.S. government to reinstate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in early December, United We Dream has raised over $423,000 to support new first-time and renewal DACA applicants through our DACA Application Fund. With DACA application fees costing $495 per person, United We Dream has seen a […]

Trump Cements His Legacy of Anti-Immigrant Violence During Border Wall Visit

Washington, D.C. – Trump tried to divert our attention from the violence he sowed through inciting an insurrection by visiting his racist border wall in Alamo, Texas today. His visit cemented his legacy of anti-immigrant rhetoric, policy and action that has fomented further violence and trauma against Black and brown immigrants. Juan Manuel Guzman, State and […]

Home Is Here Coalition: DACA is Right

Washington, D.C. — Following a historic victory earlier this month when a federal judge ordered the federal government to immediately reinstate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, the Republican crusade against immigrants with DACA continues. Today, a federal judge in Texas will hear a case challenging the legality of DACA in Texas v U.S., […]