“They know how popular and successful the program is and that the country—and many of Trump’s own Republican voters—have turned against Trump on DACA…” On Friday, President Trump delivered a confusing and contradictory set of remarks to Telemundo about his administration’s coming plans for Dreamers and DACA. Subsequent White House walk-backs and leaks to reporters… Continue »

The President is Not Exempt from the Rule of Law It’s been three weeks since the Supreme Court ruled against the Trump administration on DACA. But this administration has yet to provide guidance on how they intend to comply with the ruling. We understand the certification deadline is next week.  So, what’s up, Trump administration?… Continue »

Maribel Hastings and David Torres While in the midst of a pandemic, racial conflicts, and Donald Trump’s excesses, good news have to be taken with a grain of salt, it’s important to celebrate the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that blocks the president’s decision to eliminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. It was… Continue »

Originally published November 8, 2019; last updated March 11, 2021  Background In June 2012, President Barack Obama announced the start of DACA, which allows undocumented young adults who came to the United States as children to apply for protection from deportation. Obama’s executive action did not create a pathway to citizenship, but merely a shield… Continue »

Frank Sharry Reacts to Supreme Court DACA Ruling The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, reacting to today’s Supreme Court DACA ruling:  “This is a huge and remarkable victory — for those with DACA, for those eligible for DACA, for undocumented immigrants generally, and for the entire nation. Since… Continue »

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4 out of 5 Americans Support Dreamers, Including Strong Majorities of Republicans   Americans overwhelmingly support Dreamers and DACA according to poll after poll. While question wording differs slightly, polls are remarkably consistent in finding that approximately 4 out of 5 Americans, including a strong majority of Republicans, support Dreamers: By 78-12%, Americans want Dreamers… Continue »

Supreme Court Could Allow Trump to Kill Popular, Successful Program Monday not only represents another potential Supreme Court decision day for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, but also the 8-year anniversary of President Obama’s Rose Garden speech announcing the creation of DACA. In the subsequent 8 years, DACA has strengthened America and… Continue »

“Our undocumented workforce risks exposure each day on our collective behalf, while they are simultaneously denied economic relief and shut out of our health-care system.” In a new must read op-ed in the Washington Post, Laurene Powell Jobs, founder and president of Emerson Collective, makes the case for why we must keep DACA in place… Continue »

A recording of the call is available here Earlier today on a press call, a panel of experts were joined by DACA recipients to talk about the integral role that immigrants and their families are playing to safeguard America’s health and combat the COVID-19 pandemic at hand. As the Trump administration continues to rely on… Continue »