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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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., […]