Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

On September 5, 2017, The Trump administration announced the end of the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program. Early in 2018, a court ruling directed USCIS to restart the process of accepting DACA renewals and the fight to fully restore the program is still underway.

A permanent legislative solution is the obvious step to ensure nearly 800,000 individuals will continue to be able to live their lives, continue their education, work legally and serve in the military.  FIRM commends strong DREAM Act language in any proposed bi-partisan solution. It represents serious and good faith work by Republicans and Democrats to find a permanent solution and protect these young Americans from Trump's deportation machinery and strengthen our economy and our nation. FIRM strongly objects to any concessions to the White Supremacist wing of the Republican Party and any effort to permanent disenfranchise communities of color. We must not normalize a return to the immigration policies of America's pre-civil rights past. America is better than this and holding young immigrants hostage to the Stephan Miller wing of the GOP is disgusting and unacceptable.

 

Resources

FIRM’s reaction to April 2018 DACA announcement in the courts

National Immigration Law Center: DACA Legal guidance

DACA Resources and FAQs from USCIS